Boxed In


Mount Washington . California

Academic / Studio

Instructor: Claus Benjamin Freyinger

01 - 03 2020 / 10 weeks

This residence provides for three houses, for the single individual, the young couple of two, and the family of three. Each family group resides in a box, sharing not-too-much but more-than-a-little adjacencies and intersections. All three houses are overlapped by a communal and central space to be shared amongst all. Every house is private below ground; as levels transition above ground, spaces become more flexible. Within the boundaries of the three outlines of each house nests a secondary set of enclosed volumes, serving as semi-private spaces and vertical circulation. Thresholds between the private and the shared are broken down by distinctions and separations between closed volumes and opened boxes.