The main theme of the house is the peripheral. Instead of focusing on the control of the centre, the house is devoid of a comfortable locus. The center of the house is a void surrounded by mirrors with peeping holes.
Within the void, six meter high, there are four suspended volumes which lead to a hanging chimney. In order to escape this confrontational void, the inhabitant has to retreat to one of the three parallel wall spaces. These wall-spaces are 0.5 m wide and 6m high. In pitch darkness he has to feel his way through walls of concrete, of wood and climb wall anchors. The wall-inhabitant always finds himself roaming the periphery and does not control the spaces on the other side of the wall or of the void. The house with its boundary less three dimensional corridor and its many peepholes leave the inhabitant in a position from where his world can be invaded by another (world), at any given time.
”the wall-inhabitant always finds himself roaming the periphery
In the hanging chimney he has to sleep on a balanced flat coned shaped bed which slowly spins around when weight is distributed on it. This means that each time after the inhabitant awakens he has to explore and deduce his position. When the wall-inhabitant can no longer cope with the anxiety of the unknown, he can even retreat into the skin, the outer-wall. Here the inhabitant has to wring his body through organic-shaped concrete, water pipes and wall anchors. Disconnected from his water supply, reading room, storage, cleansing and bed, he finds peace knowing he controls the deepest recesses of the house, at least until a new sound invades his mind and his mental construct starts to tremble. The inhabitant is still not alone.