At DC8 we like to take a hands on approach when representing and explaining our design intentions to each other and to clients. So when we saw the matryoshka below we couldn’t help ourselves, a modern (rock) take on a traditional object that has turned out to be a hit, not only on the stage, but also in the meeting room.
The metaphor of the Russian Doll (or matryoshka) embodies the relationship between similar objects within one another, and offers a suitable framework to guide our thinking on creating spaces rather than buildings.
We are seeking to develop an appropriate layering of space and interaction within an between these levels. It is with particular reference to the spatial layer between the private and greater public realm (or middle spaces), that we believe the shared network opportunities are created which are the cement that bonds a community together.