Fold/Unfold

Yale Architecture Building Project, 2021

When designing a house for a previously homeless family, we believe that the home should be simple, efficient, and adaptable. We imagine this home as a set of mediated spaces, sequenced and shaped to give inhabitants autonomy over how they navigate changing interior and exterior landscapes. Through the folding of surface and unfolding of space, the home becomes a thickened threshold between control and vulnerability— both in its internal organization as well as its external negotiation within the neighborhood and the ecologies it will soon be a part of.

 

Team: Jerry Chow, Kyle Coxe, Youssef Denial, Chloe Hou, Tiana Kimball, Ying Luo, Joey Reich