2013 Spring, Sliver lake, Los Angeles
If the heart of modern house could be identified as the fireplace, what will be the heart of contemporary house? The concept --- how the world could be is rather important than what it is --- becomes the strongest motivation to encourage architects develop the creative experience. Rather than perspective view of existing figure, the isometric view of object abstract the pure figure into a stage which human eyes can’t approach.
The operation of the project started from scaling and shifting six congruent triangles converged in the center, which created new geometric forms and leading the new transformation. After the geometry archived to a very complicated form on , instead of extruding simple vertically, the two dimensional form was shifted together to one direction about 60 degree up left, which made the two dimensional drawing already became a axon drawing from top view. The six volumes were divided into three group, scaling by different portions, which finally turned into the section of my house in the end, dragged the abstract drawing back to reality. The large volumes becoming the open spaces like living room, and dining room, the small volumes became the solid space like bathroom, storage and garage. The indexes of the small volumes punch into big one remain there, become the negative space --- like balcony and path underneath the upper building; moreover, it’s also become the penning system which control the disposition of the windows and doors.
Beyond the general aesthetic value, is there a retraction of the isometric view to the reality? The purpose of my design is creating a isometric house to testify how it could be, how it would cause the affection on human life. The purpose of this project is creating a visual illusion between two dimensional drawing and three dimensional object. In contrary to regular case, each plan or elevation is based on a illusive three dimensional drawing in order to make the house looks like a axon from any view. There is no single vertical wall in this house, and each functional space has there own direction. It represents the struggle between losing balance and the strength of spatial controlling.