Architectural Record Extended article: July 2005

If you build it, they will write.

This past May, the Flux Factory, an art collective based in Long Island City, New York, was transformed into a writing laboratory. In the 2,500-square-foot gallery space, three novelists settled into small live/work units custom designed and built by artists and architects chosen through a competition. The installation, aptly titled “Novel,” paired the designers with the writers to develop and refine their concepts for the space they would inhabit for the duration of the month. Like the writers, individually occupied with their respective narratives, each structure was self-contained; although they provided visual screens, they were still permeable to noise….

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