Building (hybrid) Vigor

Mixing for the sake of mixing in architecture risks spaces of sterility, or unproductive practice of propagating stylized, fake coexistence, the architecture of missed chances. Accepting that the increasing complexity, codependence, and diversity in our society necessitate and benefit from mixing, and insisting on that it shall be warranted only when there is a possibility for “vigor,” the research and the studio course challenge to explore their own definition of productivity and vigor, and the meaning in the architectural act of mixing.