Walk into a painting


Architecture and painting are two of the oldest and intertwined forms of societal expression. In the 20th century, the movements of Cubism, Futurism, Neo-Plasticism, Constructivism, Purism, Surrealism and Dadaism were involved in dynamic dialogs between architecture and painting.

The program of the house has often served as a means for modern and contemporary architects to question and establish new principles of architecture. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian House, Le Corbusier’s Maison Domino, Mies Van Der Rohe’s Brick and Concrete Country Houses, John Hejduk’s Texas Diamond, Peter Eisenman’s House Sequence 1–X, Raimund Abraham’s Seven Gates to Eden, and Lebbeus Wood’s Ideal Houses serve as models that push the limits of what it means to house the human body. 

This project develops methodologies of forming a set of experimental house studies. This house, developed through an analysis of Sarah Morris’ “The Endeavour”, transforms the painting’s linear color fields and graphic lines into experimental spaces for living.

This house is for an artist couple who need separate studio spaces where they can be independent, as well as a shared central space. It examines traditional conceptions of cohabitation in a relationship, making space to both come together and be apart.

Analysis process from original painting to spatial forms.

Analysis process from original painting to spatial forms.

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