LIMINAL HOUSE: A Prototype
PROGRAM: There are many publications dedicated to house design, usually related to one-of-a-kind houses for specific conditions and owners. This suggests that architecture is a luxury that does not contribute significantly to our broader culture. Most Americans who want to build a house do not hire an architect, but refer to house plan books that offer numerous designs lacking order and distinction and no rational system of arrangement or expansion.
CONCEPT: A house is a place to reconnect with our place in the world. As humans, our connection to nature - from watching the stars at night to listening to a passing storm - helps to relax our minds & restore our spirits. My most powerful memories of dwelling are of liminal spaces - areas not quite inside, nor completely outside. Each of the primary living spaces has an activity that occurs in a liminal space (eating, sleeping, bathing...)