HOUSE XYZ by Kwong Von Glinow Design Office

HOUSE XYZ

HOUSE XYZ
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When we imagine being in our home, we usually begin by navigating through it conventionally as we would when we are walking in the actual space.

HOUSE XYZ
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Without much thought, we can close our eyes and imagine effortlessly what we can do in each space or how to reach anything within. We think about these things without the consideration of barrier or effort.

HOUSE XYZ
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Our sequence of movement can be shuffled out of order so that we can skip from the downstairs kitchen to the upstairs laundry room. House XYZ does just this. It brings together all of the objects that make a home a place of domesticity – a bed for sleeping, a tub for bathing, a kitchen countertop for cooking, etc.

HOUSE XYZ
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The dimension of these items are human dimensions, made for daily use, which cross-culturally define our domestic routine of living. House XYZ erases the architecturally imposed constraint of walls and floors and suspends our domestic items.

HOUSE XYZ
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The ceiling track inscribes in two dimensions the circulation that occurs three-dimensionally. “Rooms” are re-configured within a single volume by coordinates X, Y, and Z – an invisible raumplan – where everything is visually and spatially accessible.

HOUSE XYZ
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What can it mean to live in a house where in a limited area, every space can be used in any direction without obstructions such as corridors, multiple floors, or even interior walls? Can we discover how the suspension of dimensions can create a new way of thinking about our life in a house? Source by Kwong Von Glinow Design Office.

HOUSE XYZ
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  • Architect: Kwong Von Glinow Design Office
  • Project Team: Lap Chi Kwong, Alison Von Glinow
  • Collaboration: Gregory Serweta
  • Status: entry Shinkenchiku House of Dimension Competition
  • Year: 2017
  • Images: Courtesy of Kwong Von Glinow Design Office
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