Carma Masson and Simon Miller
Studio 4: miniMIX
Tiny Tokyo Tower by Carma Masson
Experimental - small scale - flexible - dual purpose - playful
"The personality of the hybrid is a celebration of complexity, diversity and variety of programmes. The hybrid is an opportunist building, which takes advantage of its multiple skills. The hybrid building looks for unexpected, unpredictable, intimate relationships" Javier Mozas
What happens if you cross a nightclub with a crèche or a library with a gym? How do we create an environment that works for both – functionally, spatially and visually? Furthermore, how do we do this in a super small space?
In the city, the issue of space has always been a problem. With land values in London at an all time high, more than ever there is a need to look for innovative ways of sharing our space efficiently.
This year, the focus of miniMIX will be small scale/dual-purpose interior environments.
Through detailed research, analysis and mapping of previous and existing spatial typologies and their users; the study of the theory behind small scale/hybrid environments; and the exploration through drawing and model making ideas for flexible design and living; the studio will playfully propose new spatial typologies for interior architecture and design for today and the future.
The studio will be supported by a variety of field trips, both in the UK and abroad, to some of the most innovative and unusual examples of different spatial typologies and small scale/hybrid spaces in use today.
miniMIX has BIG ambitions for small spaces!
Rachel Harding and Louie Rigano
Kevin Haley, Josephine Neill and David Chambers