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Flexible architecture

Creating multi-functional spaces presents both challenges and introduces exciting new opportunities to the built environment.

With a shift towards collaborative consumption and collaborative, multi-use spaces, the term Flexible Architecture was coined and this month, Beulah’s Design Lead – Rodelle Lee – joins us to tell us more!

Popularised in 2007 by Robert Kronenburg, the term Flexible Architecture suggests that architecture could be as flexible as nature – that the built environment should be able to change to meet shifting needs.

Designed to be malleable, movable, and multi-purpose, Kronenburg recognised the ever-changing world in which we live – and thus the importance of responding to these changing needs.

Steeped in history, examples of Flexible Architecture have been known to date back to the 1600s, with more modern-day interpretations expected to become more commonplace.