Chapter 3:
Dissecting the Standard House

There are two characteristics shared by all standard houses: a default number of rooms and a fixed quantity of space.  These rooms are further defined by compartment walls and connecting doorways.

 A standard house contains all the rooms required to satisfy the anticipated activities of its users at all times.  In other words, borrowing the term from quantum physics, a standard house treats its user as in a constant state of superposition – being in multiple states at the same time (until it is measured). 

Can we define and organise a house in a way that uses the limited amount of spatial resources more flexibly and efficiently? 

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