ELASTIC DEMOCRACY

Cameron Wu / Fall 2015

The dormitory’s role is one of both inclusion and exclusion. At the scale of an individual, it must house its residents from other residents as well as exposing them to other residents. At the scale of its population, the dormitory must act as a fortress that protects its socially calibrated ecology, while ensuring that it does not become a recluse. This dormitory takes advantage of both scales of living to become an environment that celebrates neither the individual nor the community, but instead their context, so that the freedom to determine how to live belongs to the residents.