The future city is flexible. This is the mantra repeated by the urban planners. And that MVRDV describes us through an interesting installation.
It’s called (w)ego the installation that the Dutch practice MVRDV, together with its research lab The Why Factory, presented during the last Dutch Design Week.
Nine colored rooms, representing a future home that can satisfy increasingly complex needs, in overcrowded urban spaces.
Each of us has his/her own “ego”, made of dreams and living ideals. We are many, however: confrontation and negotiation are inevitable. That’s why the ego should make room to “we”, to us, thanks to the homes of the future, able to reconfigure and adapt to the needs of different users.
(W)ego thus demonstrates that flexible architecture is possible. That the ideal situation can be reached at any time, optimizing to the maximum degree our limited urban space.