What makes us human after
all? MODU’s research is grounded in three core values: indoor urbanism, second nature, and public floor.
Indoor urbanism envisions architecture
with fewer barriers, creating socially and environmentally resilient places. Merging
the opposing scales of the urban and the interior allows architectural borders
to recede, making more accessible cities and fostering a sense of belonging.
After all, buildings and their interiors are environments, too.
The public floor
shifts emphasis away from our cities’ vertical character to highlight the
horizontal city, where open interiors, sidewalks, and public spaces meet. Active, ephemeral,
and dynamic, these public experiences are always changing. Urban
and environmental data is used to map invisible borders that separate communities, revealing catalysts for inclusive urban experiences.