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Javier Benavides

Javier Benavides

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Urban Axonometric
Urban Axonometric
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The Oneiric House Concept Studies: The Attic & the Cellar

The project’s spatial distribution references a chapter in Gaston Bachelard’s Poetics of Space, which at one point describes a house dreamt by Henri Bosco in L’Antiquares. Gaston’s analysis of Bosco’s poetry pays specific attention to the dichotomy of attic & cellar within man’s mental diagram of the house: a body of sequential images experienced by any person who dwells in it. The following concept studies serve as a research platform where the Oneiric House adopts Gaston’s diagram of the house as a means of creating a set of spatial and atmospheric qualities. In the initial studies, the house’s political boundaries are divided into a stack of horizons. The lower horizon consists of a unit submerged underground (using the shared pool as a skylight), while the higher horizon is suspended above its ceiling. This constrasting spaces are mediated by a spiral staircase that connects the ground floor to a shared terrace. The dichotomy between attic and cellar creates atmospheres that relate to distinct realms: one which inhabits the terrestrial, and one which belongs to the sky. 

 
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Status: School Project
Location: Boyle Heights, CA, US
My Role: Design, Model Fabrication, Visualization and Technical Drawings
Additional Credits: Studio Advisor: David Ruy

 
Concept Perspective
Concept Perspective
Physical Model Photo
Physical Model Photo
Physical Model Photo
Physical Model Photo
Concept Illustration: Montage Morphology
Concept Illustration: Montage Morphology
Projective Morphology
Projective Morphology
Concept Diagram _ Spatial Distribution and Circulation
Concept Diagram _ Spatial Distribution and Circulation
Conceptual Section
Conceptual Section
Site Plan
Site Plan
Level 1 - Unit 1
Level 1 - Unit 1
Level 2 - Unit 1 + 2
Level 2 - Unit 1 + 2
Level 3 - Unit 2 + Shared Rooftop Pool
Level 3 - Unit 2 + Shared Rooftop Pool