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Home|Office is constructed entirely of MDF and uses a consistent system of joinery throughout- a composite bridle joint held by a pin. The specific formation of these joints, in addition to a system of slots where additional movement is needed, dictate the form and range of mobility within the whole structure.
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After three semesters of approaching design from the scale of the unit and developing systems based on the constraints and capabilities of those units, I sought via the final semester project to co-opt these systemic notions into a tangible architectural statement. Furthermore, having designed for years at a minute level of detail familiar in furniture building, I wished to maintain that focus, despite the shift in scale.
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As a full-scale operable sectional model, Home|Office illustrates the concept of a transformable volume by incorporating some of the more diametric programmatic components of the den and the office--the two spaces it aims to exclusively accommodate. The den and the office represent, respectively, spaces of leisure and work, and as such, may dictate function by the furniture they house.
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Returning to the notion of the operant as occupant, the internal transformation of the volume carries with it consequences that dictate the function of the space based on its configuration.
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The functional realms housed within Home|Office, in their programmatic opposition to one another, flourish best under a maintained degree of separation, be it physical or psychological. That the operant must exit one functional realm and undergo a transition before entering the other functional realm suggests more than a programmatic separation, and in fact implies a geographic separation between domains.
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When Home|Office shifts from the office position, in which the walls stand at right angles to the floor plane, into the den position, not only does the ceiling drop to a lower, more intimate height, but the seat reclines, permitting a more relaxed posture than would be beneficial in an office, where alertness and productivity are desired.
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Home|Office is constructed entirely of MDF and uses a consistent system of joinery throughout- a composite bridle joint held by a pin. The specific formation of these joints, in addition to a system of slots where additional movement is needed, dictate the form and range of mobility within the whole structure.
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Home|Office is constructed entirely of MDF and uses a consistent system of joinery throughout- a composite bridle joint held by a pin. The specific formation of these joints, in addition to a system of slots where additional movement is needed, dictate the form and range of mobility within the whole structure.
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Home|Office is constructed entirely of MDF and uses a consistent system of joinery throughout- a composite bridle joint held by a pin. The specific formation of these joints, in addition to a system of slots where additional movement is needed, dictate the form and range of mobility within the whole structure.

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