Symbiosis is a housing project conceived as a support system
for two vulnerable populations: single parents and the elderly.
Through intergenerational living, both communities can experience
a mutualistic relationship to address their needs. Time is the key
exchange for confronting the different kinds of loneliness, and
children become the activators. This interchange is materialized
from the outside to the inside through a connecting band of shared
living spaces, previously known as the corridor. The interaction
between the elderly and the younger generation starts redefining
“boundaries” as a mutual intention to create a safe space for the
other to thrive. Symbiosis is complete when the corridor is blurred
and the different apartment units become one space.