Two definitions seem to be floating about. The first rooted in material science. The second, in ecology.
IE University, School of Architecture and Design, Faculty Member; Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of Oregon; co-founder of Sri Lanka-based DICE group.
Accessibility and mobility. When perceived through the architectural lens, these terms often evoke a range capped by two extremes. On the one end, the flexibility of circulation systems; the universality of egress networks; and the technicalities of minimums and maximums. On the other end, a project’s capacity to support broad ranges of socioeconomic narratives; its malleability in the face of rapid fluctuations of program and function; and its reactivity in maintaining a productive role amidst the ebbs and flows of societal dynamics.