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Inspired by the keywords interspace and Japanese architecture, this design process deals with the experimental movement and decomposition of borders between public and private space. A kind of heuristic space, which is made to be discovered permanently new. Following this consideration, the city becomes a house, the house becomes a room and the room becomes a human being. Conclusion: The city becomes a human being. The intention of this project is the development of a converging elasticity.

The statement “The city becomes a human being“ forms the base of the study. Every day – at the same time and at the same place within a single week – photographs of people moving through a fixed part of a pedestrian zone are taken, from Monday until Sunday at 9:00 am, 12:00 am, 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm. The design aspect color is based on the outer epiphany, like clothes of the pedestrians and the lighting conditions of the particular time of the day.

Ice cubes made out of watercolor are used to imitate the coincidental composition of the people moving within the part of the pedestrian zone. Each ice cube imitates a person. The frozen color melts and converges, what leads to a dissolve of borders of single spaces and a creation of new interspaces.