Gary Chang, the Hong Kong-based architect known for his 320-square-foot apartment, designs with efficiency and useable in mind. Some points from an interview he did extrapolates on this philosophy:

Psychologically, one should ‘maintain’ an open mind on how to use the space and avoid, as much as possible, the pre-conceptions on what a ‘home’ should function and look like.

And, when asked about the role of architecture in creating and solving problems of a society…

I totally believe that architecture [can be] detrimental in shaping a society and its behavior. On the other hand, I don’t believe that architecture alone could solve all these problems either. Even more ironically, this easily could lead to the debate as to what is or is not considered architecture!?