With this insight, it is precisely the relationship between people that forms the starting point for Mod’s approach rather than the functional aspects of generating flow between rooms. Those aspects are naturally present, but for Mod the programme is the medium and the other aspects are not allowed to dominate. The challenge arises when the programme seems to conflict with the ultimate goal and it is precisely this that architecture often persuades us to do. Instinctively we behave in a way that defies are instincts and experience.
That the impossible is actually possible we have known ever since Hector Guimard, with his signs for the Paris Métro that caused one to think rather of a vibrant world of colours and shapes in a botanical garden than to the latest achievements of the science of engineering, persuaded the people of Paris to make full use of the underground railway.