Generosity Series: The Challenge of Privacy in Collective Housing
A+t Architecture Publishers, 2023
The construction of domestic privacy has been a gradual process which has transformed the physical space. Perceptions of self and our relationship with the exterior have also shifted. The house is a protected environment which facilitates tranquillity, privacy, withdrawal, and concentration, away from the public realm. Finding thresholds to develop communication in the intermediate space, not entirely public but in fact a shared place of social encounters, remains a key issue for architects today. With contributions by Stephen Bates, Javier Mozas, and Aurora Fernádez, this volume dedicates itself to examining strategies in how privacy can be built in the collective housing environment.