Open House

Installation, Levittown New York

With collaborative consumption and new practices of service becoming increasingly widespread, existing spatial rules of the suburbs have become outdated and inadequate. Future Open Houses invites guests of Open House to an overview of the ways in which the new practices of Service might affect the spaces, patterns and protocols of the suburb. A 6-block case study zone in Levittown has been selected. What if a user-generated, bottom-up service economy were to take hold here? What are the logics of organization that would emerge? How would new landscape patterns, zoning codes and public/ private relationships evolve? We propose a catalogue of extended house typologies and spatial negotiations for the suburbs where increased density, opportunistic land use and new combinations of program coexist.