Housing Research and Design Tools
Developed by Commonage with the Camphill Community Callan, Nimble Spaces is a long-term research and workshop project involving collaborations between artists, architects and adults with an intellectual disability and aiming to develop new and inclusive approaches to architecture and participation. nimblespaces.org
As part of this workshop series, LiD Architecture developed the ‘Enabling Space Game’ as a tool for design collaboration and spatial articulation. The mapping of patterns and gradations of shared and private space is the key to adapting and developing future spatial arrangements for participating residents of the Camphill community in Callan, Co. Kilkenny. It is also relevant to anyone wishing to imagine new ways of living that harness the resourcefulness, practicality, and sense of community that multi-residential communities can offer. These desires resonate with increased questioning of the social and financial limitations of the single-family home typology. How can one assist in the manipulation and negotiation of the scales and degrees of individualization and sharing in relation to everyday patterns of space usage? To do so would enable residents to better understand their existing situation and to imagine new possibilities for living. The Enabling Space game was developed to facilitate these explorations.
Photography by Brian Cregan