No Ones Home
1644-XAO-UND-2016
Architects: Diogo Paixão, Igor Fidalgo, Mariana Silva
Client: 120 hours
Status: Competition (2016)
Location: Undefined
Climate: Undefined
Material: Undefined
Environment: Undefined
Visualizer: Studio
Scale: Medium
Types: House, Residential

This home has no site, so it faces itself. A wall that guides you through eleven doors, each one reflecting a different level of intimacy: Five colossal doors take you to the first space – the hypostyle hall – the highest and widest space of all. A multipurpose room where you can just be.

– One tall, narrow door leads you to the fire, the place to gather around.
– Two twin doors show you to the place where you can cook, eat, feed.
– One single door hides the private room, where you can bathe.
– One small, wide door lets you in the rounded space reminiscent of a baby’s cradlw where you can sleep. There is an inner space for absolute seclusion.
– One last door takes you upstairs to the last room, where the sky is the roof. Even though this house has no function, it can still be a home. A home for (a) man.

Basic needs reflect different spatial qualities. The house is ultimately a shelter.

Post date: 24/10/2016 | Views: 5.749