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  • May 20, 2016

    Domestic Prosthetics for Cohabitation

    The project explores possible conditions of cohabitation through the design of domestic prosthetics for the single-family detached house. Three subtle appendages—the Compost Chimney, the Extended Eave, and the Habitat Dormer— each re-imagine the design of conventional building components. The prosthetics augment the boundary between human and animal domains and invite animals to  adapt to the suburban biome, inhabiting […]

  • May 13, 2016

    Decompositions; Part 3

    [Animals, with their myriad superhuman senses, can teach us new unprecedented ways of occupying space. Shared spaces can allow us to mentally occupy each other, sensing our spaces with new eyes, new ears, new antennae, new tentacles.] Decompositions III: Mountain [Signal Tower] Can sharing spaces teach us an animal’s understanding of a global ecosystem? Wild […]

  • April 22, 2016

    Decompositions; Part 2

    Can design bridge land and water? Could shared spaces teach us what it’s like to occupy underwater spaces, and navigate through oceans and waterways?...

  • April 20, 2016

    Between Human and Animal

    The space of greatest tension between human and animal is the domestic territory of the house. Suburbs are therefore at the front line of the confrontation between humans and synanthropic animals. As woodlots and agrarian landscape are converted into residential communities, highly adaptive animals seek out new habitat opportunities....