I’ve just recently moved out of the warehouse, after creating a space and living there for nearly a year. It was a colourful and interesting place (some recent pictures on flickr), and it gave me an interesting perspective on spaces. For example – and this may sound very odd – it’s very difficult to adjust to the concept of walls. My “room” in the warehouse didn’t even have a real floor, so being encased in a bunch of solid white walls is extremely claustrophobic.
Internal walls seems so arbitrary. (Here I imagine is importance in trusting the architect, who uses their Great Wisdom to choose the appropriate sizes and locations of walls) I can see sound-proofing could be seen as an important function, but I can say that while living with eleven other people I never had a problem – I slept with earplugs. Being able to reconfigure rooms is so exhilarating and liberating. Are walls worth it? Maybe I’m missing something. What’s your experience of walls, and why do you need them?