Two houses made from an existing abandoned three-decker. Rather than stacked units, the homes are placed side by side and shifted off-center. Linking the homes together is a shared production space on the upper level.
A home and studio in the Swiss mountains. Paths cut across the steep hillside and connect one switchback street to another. The home straddles one of these paths and sits within the earth. Two mirrored entries, one uphill to work and one downhill to rest, split from the path. Living, gathering and eating blend in one vertical space with views to the sky and the surrounding landscape. Deep pockets of enclosure capture pieces of the outside within the body of the home and studio.
Two spaces are made in the wilderness. One is a grove of trees, existing, that has been painted white. The other is a small weather tight box with one small eye that looks directly at the grove of trees. Through the eye, daylight projects an inverted image of the landscape across the walls and ceiling: a camera obscura. This box, too, has been painted white. The outdoor space is used for immersion in the wilderness. The indoor space is used for protection from it. Both spaces heighten the resident’s perception through abstraction and stare on toward the other, perpetually and perhaps indifferently. Shortlisted in the 2011 Shelter International Architectural Design Competition juried by Ryue Nishizawa.