Sunday, November 2, 2008

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more from the basement...

top two images are the Newhousea sense of privacy protection is heightened within a context of unknown passersby, of unsolicited free-radicals that roam the immediate adjacency.   A single-cell in a multiple-cell environment.

It accepts its role as a social informant, a receptacle for the present condition of privacy control, a membrane for reflection of observation. 

The “anti-welcome mat”, though a somewhat  misleading description, suggests a condition that the dwellers do not offer their home as a constant open-condition, but rather one that is open only upon identification and invitation. 

Perhaps it’s more about the mat with the familiar inscription written in code, so that the unaware, the unenlightened, never recognize the message, while those that are invited have the symbolic translation to realize the opening of the home to outsiders.

The construct deals with “dwelling” as a function for the individual in excess. Singular occupancy does not mean in this case “small”, efficient, or compact. 

The compact-ness of intimacy comes from the  compression of typical horizontality of the average domestic condition- where wider is better…

Here, the zone of outdoor space in the “private” rear outdoor zone is equally important as the square footage inside the dwelling…

the bottom image is an unpublished working hand model of the Mobile Gatherspace

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