The standard living space of three rooms, a kitchen and a bathroom is becoming a thing of the past. In future, apartments will be built for flexible usage and can therefore be used across different phases of life. Such homes can be shared by students, used for families and partly sub-let by empty nest parents when they hit their 60s. The centre of these housing units is the kitchen, which serves as a meeting place for all the residents.
Other rooms can change their functions and, where necessary, be separated from the apartment and used by the neighbours. Commercial and publicly used spaces are also becoming more fluent. Office spaces can turn into a yoga studio in the evening and a bar at night. This makes it possible to make the best use of expensive spaces in increasingly densely populated cities.