Research in Architecture: The Bachelor Home as Living Machine

Subject associations
ARC 571 / ART 581 / MOD 573 / LAS 571
Fall 2022
Beatriz Colomina
José Lira
Registrar description

Bachelorhood is at the center of diverse forms of architectural programs, assuming massive connotations and demographic significance. It has shaped much of what we know about dormitories, boardinghouses, hostels, studios, garçonnières, penthouse apartments and minimum housing experiments. Despite its pivotal role in the history of domestic architecture, it has been neglected as an exceptional or temporary status. The seminar explores multiple meanings of singleness and its typological responses as a key for understanding and rethinking modern household paradigms, housing policies and residential design in Latin America and elsewhere.