Architectural Design: Reduction and Recombination
By definition, dwelling is the act of existing in a place for an extended period of time. While the duration of a built structure can be generations, the personal items we surround ourselves with—such as books, lamps, shoes, or clothing—eventually become the sole evidence of our existence. The Minimum Dwelling Code expresses the ephemeral notion of dwelling. It articulates the structure of the house as the form to which personal items conform, and then removes the structure to allow for an unrestricted arrangement of possessions. The floating elements in the Stair Conflation represent items essential to living that establish the feeling of home, regardless of the supporting structure.