|Frame Haus|
2015
Dimensions Variable
Structural steel and exterior mesh secured with magnets. 
 
Frame Haus is a series of elastic residential shaped structures. Three houses can be configured in numerable ways, creating organic environments for play or pause. Structural steel and exterior mesh secured with magnets. 

The house/home encapsulates the most basic elemental components of architecture; shelter and survival, along with the imaginative and socio-political aspects of space. A house operates as a utility, the home as a space for dreaming, aspiration and protection. The house/home is a hybrid space, symbolizing the public presentation of ones self, and the private needs of the individual.

The house/home operates in both the public and private spheres. The public (masculine) realm is historically positioned against the private (feminine). Public relates to people as a whole, the community at large, and things open in view which are shared and accessible. Conversely, private signifies enclosure, seclusion, and that which is personal. The built environment continually divides masculine and feminine space on multiple scales. Frame Haus, as a privately scaled public space, subverts both, occupying a hybrid space. The deconstructed home structure can be assembled in multiple configurations with no particular hierarchy of use or programming. Spatial elasticity leaves no entrances or exits, each opening being both an entrance and exit.

Architectural theorist Marc-Antoine Laugier, argued that the first architectural structure, or primitive hut, utilized nature to create structure. The column (vertical element), entablature (horizontal element) and pediment (pitched roof) being the basic most basic structures all architecture is based upon. The steel members of frame haus embody this archetype.
Transparent layers of architectural mesh suspend the transition from inside to outside. As an empty space, open on all sides and transparent, frame haus is open to the elements-wind, rain and sunlight penetrate it fully. When placed outdoors, the natural surroundings become liminal wallpaper seen through the paneling. Occupants are visually obscured through the layers of the wall, dematerializing the separation of person from environment.