EveryVille Competition by La Biennale di Venezia -  project 174 of 195  
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NaEun Choi (SOUTH KOREA), Kuhns Alyssa (UNITED STATES)
Through the manipulation of one architectural system, both an identity and a sense of community can be created for Everyville. By the use of an adaptable grid, architecture becomes a catalyst for interaction within the community and creates a cohesive identity. The adaptability of the grid occurs in various scales from landscape, to city, building, interior, and product. On a planning level the grid can physically expand or contract to accommodate a city’s expansion or decline. On a community level, the grid allows for various levels of transparency or void through the interchanging of materials. The ability for the grid to change the environment helps to create a community that is defined by the users rather than the physicality of architecture. Therefore, the boundaries of a single community are expanded to encompass the entire city and the open-ended grid system creates a temporal environment that can be adjusted as desired.