Architectures of Cohabitation pursues the idea that human and non-human species form an inseparable community. This means that the built environment never belongs only to humans, but that animals and plants have always been its inhabitants as well. To move toward more sustainable cities, we need to think of them not just as habitats for humans alone but also as co-habitats for other species.
Architectures of Cohabitation uses five architectural elements – floor, wall, facade, window, and roof – to present design approaches incorporating non-human species as users, occupants, and designers of architecture. In addition to 1:1 prototypes of cohabitation architecture, existing architectural projects and a catalogue of architectural elements for cohabitation are presented in the form of market-ready components, material studies, plans, and models in the walk-in showroom.