Originally produced for ARCH 2020: Radical Domesticity with Professor Maria Aragarun-Gonzalez at the UVA School of Arch, Spring 2019

This housing exploration utilizes openness and verticality to create a dynamic living situation for a young family. The open nature of the house, which steps vertically upward, allows for parents and children to be able to constantly see one another. This openness is optimal to make the space seem bigger and more welcoming. The dynamic nature of the house comes from the mutability of the furniture. Walls, tables, beds, and desks all begin to have a multifunctionality. The dining table can be pushed into the floor to create more space for guests and activities. To create an open bedroom, simply slide the entire wall open and stow away the bed. The house privileges views on all cardinal directions. SInce the house steps upward vertically, platform roof becomes balcony space to enjoy. Imagine creating a rooftop garden on one roof platform and an outdoor living room on another. The varying heights of the spaces creates a beautiful section and interesting conditions for the inhabitants of the house. The inhabitants can enjoy a bathroom like never before as the entire house is centered around it. Just picture a thirty foot ceiling in a bathroom made of exquisite concrete. The sun roof within the bathroom creates wonderful ambient lighting conditions against the concrete. Moving outside, beneath the exterior of the house, the foundational columns creates a playful space for kids. These columns can also be utilized by hammocks or swings to make a fun new area to enjoy.

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