Objects that stand together form a group. Different sorts of in-between
spaces are generated according to type and place of the objects. Together
objects and in-between spaces form a constellation which distinguishes
them from their surroundings.
The city can be considered as being made out of islands, the island
out of blocks, the block out of houses, the house out of rooms...
Pursuing the concept of the constellation through the range of scales,
from the urban plan to the individual dwelling, the interventions
of the different scales become interwoven: the subject changes, but
the relation between the whole and its parts works as a constant figure,
House = Garden
Exterior green space and dwelling are complementing entities. By erasing
the boundary between inside and outside the two different entities
can flow into one another. The interior space acquires the qualities
of an exterior space: the entire dwelling becomes a potential garden.
Working at home or living in a warehouse: the partitioning of the
city in mono functional zones has become obsolete. Living space is
workspace. This is the reason why the project proposes a framework
instead of a fixed solution; a framework that explicitly asks for
an infill. According to the matrioshka principle, this is equally
valid on the level of the island, the block and the individual house.