Episode 5 Spatial System - Dr. Avi Friedman

Today we are discussing the spatial system of the home.

We welcome a guest who is an internationally recognized advocate of flexible housing. Dr. Avi Friedman has written extensively on the connections we have to the space in our homes and how to make this space more efficient, more functional and ultimately more enjoyable. He is a professor at the McGill School of Architecture in Montreal where he co-founded the Affordable Homes Program. He has authored several books including, THE ADAPTABLE HOUSE and Room for Thought: Rethinking Home and Community Design. Dr. Friedman's work has been published in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Popular Science and has been featured on the ABC, BBC, CNN and HGTV networks. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Manning Innovation Award and the United Nations World Habitat Award. In the year 2000, he was selected by Wallpaper magazine as one of 10 people from around the world “most likely to change the way we live.”

For more information about Dr. Avi Friedman and his work on flexible home design, check out the following links:


The two songs used in today's program are both about space. These songs were created by independent artists willing to share their music online for free. The artists can be found on garageband.com a website promoting new and emerging independent musicians. Here are links to the artists:

Celebrating Spaceday by mary lee

Anthem of Space and Time by Talking with Tonz

Join us next week for another episode of World House Radio: Stories of Home.