Cube: House, 2006



The cube frames a perpetual architectural canon of the 4-square grid and the 9-square grid problem. It is often used as a foundation on which one constructs a formal language of space. This project approaches the cube as a form of physical and mental boundary. The human body directly confronts the cube as another form of a body, a physical entity with particular material resistance and scale. The preliminary part of this project studies physical relationship between the human body and the cube. It is then introduced with a program of a house for a single inhabitant and an abstract site situated on a 9-square grid plane. Fundamental human posture and activities along with the spatial concepts developed during the initial phase of the project constituted the generative principle for the house. This project led to a house that is inhabited only on its surface.

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plan: surface inhabitation

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