bachelor habitats

a manifestation of present and future conditions. a progression of experience. vertical walls and stairs seem inappropriate barriers in an era of technomadism and dematerialization. due to this technologically facilitated ambiguity of person-place relationships, do we resign ourselves to simply creating open “scapes” to accomodate and frame the spectrum of daily activity? in an age of ever-increasing stimulus, more mental bandwidth is inadvertently consumed by digital detritus. refuge becomes necessary. neominimalism emerges. below: case study model built by J. Hilmes 2006. “Slow House” by Diller+Scofidio. 1991. slowhousemodelbw3slowhousemodelbw1 slowhousemodelbw2 bh3

this sense of sanctuary can be most healthily achieved by not isolating oneself in confined spaces and losing all connection with the world outside. a glass box doesn’t offer privacy. an opaque box denies connection to the outside world. the rectangular form of both is a product of a waning industrial order. the Bachelor Habitat seeks to provide balance between refuge and connectivity by extending the landscape, while providing nodes of stasis, activity and potential re/connection with adjacent reality tunnels.

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For future investigation: How could a network of more varied topographies host more diverse, non-linear program?

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