Connecting Corridor is a temporary architectural intervention between two buildings in the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. The project plays with the notion of personal space and the fear people experience of one another in public places such as subways or tunnels. The new connecting space first gathers, then bifurcates before its two strands unite again. Its cross-section is dimensioned to cause unexpected encounters. Studio Elmo Vermijs works on the intersection of visual art, architecture and design. Photograph: Gemma van Linden.