The word corridor originated from the Old French term corridore, which means a running place or a passageway. The word was then borrowed into English in the early 17th century, and has been used to refer to a long, narrow, enclosed passage or hallway ever since.
A corridor certainly sounds efficient, if you intend to traverse through a complicated place in the shortest possible time. Ironically, while seemingly redundant in a dwelling place, we have come to expect the corridor, like a dark spine linking up rooms in any common apartment unit, small or large. But such a narrow hall of single utility, while perfect for navigating in a hospital, is simply not desirable in any habitat.
In Habitat 65, OPEN STUDIO killed the corridor leading to the bed and bathrooms; an intervention that reassembles the home to fit the activities of its inhabitants. Movement through the habitat is motivated by storage pods sensitively sized to use intent, and planted firmly to organise the habitat.
Devoid of a dark narrow corridor, the apartment evolves into a brightly lit, well ventilated habitat of 65sqm.