Urban House for an Artist
The assignment behind this project was to choose an artist and based on that artist’s work design a house for that artist. This made for quite a challenge, because it is difficult to turn a two dimensional work of art into a three dimensional building design. The concept for this project was based on the work of Piet Mondrian. There are three unifying elements recognized in the work of Piet Mondrian. The black lines seem to guide us across the paintings like paths; the light areas which appear to be open space; and the colored areas which appear to be closed space. When this was translated into architecture it became obvious that the design of this building should focus heavily on paths and open space; leaving only a few closed spaces throughout the house.