The nature of the unknown is fearful, the unexpected contaminates our sense of comfort and heightens our sensibilities. The Introverted House is an investigation of the inadequacies of the conventional methods of representation for architectural plans and sections. This project creates a new choreography of existing elements by upsetting the established rule sets of order and organization. As it rearranges itself, the operations acting on the house disrupt the normative understanding of space, creating new conditions for domestic living. By imposing new geometric effects, it introduces a new problem of sight, producing a new problem of identity, hovering between the figural and the abstract. Through the multiplicity of these drawings, traces of what the thing used to be, appears to be, and what is, illustrates the violent movement of the architectural elements, functioning as a timeline in space, cataloguing the transformations, embracing its own qualities of instability.
These drawings illustrate the evolution of architectural elements and how they operate in their own logic through the repetition of lines. The challenge is to generate subtle transformations of architectural elements in order to orchestrate an emotional response to the viewer. By rearranging the familiar, individuals will be increasingly aware of the their surrounding by the multi-layers of visual disruptions. By inverting and dislocating these elements the internal logic becomes corrupted, producing a strange sense of familiarity. The components redefine themselves as they evolve with new emerging qualities flirting between the familiar and unfamiliar to the point of discomfort; evoking a new sense of comfort.
Status: School Project
Location: Los Angeles, CA, US
Additional Credits: Advisor: Hernan Diaz-Alonso