x-house

In response to the contextual conditions of its site in Suriname, the project explores our ongoing exploration of the raised houses by elevating above the ground plane. The disjuncture between the volumes below and those above is examined as a friction with latent potential. The former, with fidelities to context, is constituted by programmatic walls that form contingent relationships with its site. The later is reoriented and autonomous as it operates with an internal logic that constructs a figural void. The project asks: can the resolution of opposing conceptual motivations be made productive, generating formal opportunity and challenging the typical raised house typology?  

Commission
Year: Ongoing