Jefe Design Collective

Jefe Design Collective

Minneapolis, MN


Cave in the Clouds | Clouds in the Cave

Project - What happens when the CAVE lifts up and/or the CLOUDS decend? What are the implications of combining the introspectiveness of the CAVE with the exterior atmosphere of the CLOUDS? How can we generate a spatial sequence of overlapping ecologies within a compact space.

Circumstance - The contemporary house distinguishes between uses through the physical separation of space. This strategy generally results in a strict compartmentalization of program and the separation of activity. Sleep, eat, live, work, exercise, read... everything you can imagine can be separated and organized through thoughtless space planning.

Cave - How does the CAVE operate programmatically? We would like to use the CAVE as a conceptual device for addressing the often uninspiring design of everyday “small” spaces. The idea of the CAVE carries cultural, social, and political implications that suggest a geographical range reaching as far as California to Turkey. The spatial composition of the CAVE is not dependent on strict boundaries. This type of space affords the opportunity to imagine overlapping ecologies that create a unique atmosphere.

Clouds - Not unlike the CAVE, the sky offers a seemingly undefined spatial realm. The presence of CLOUDS and the formless spaces they suggest can be considered the closest attempt at defining spatial boundaries. Unlike the CAVE, the sky and its ever shifting CLOUDS are the clearest expression of exterior space.

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Status: Competition Entry
My Role: Designer
Additional Credits: Federico Garcia Lammers