House for an Industrialist

The description of industrialist design beckons the idea of the mass production of one object. Using this idea of mass production, Peter Lynch and Ahlaiya Yung designed a home with unique and intriguing forms creating dynamic spaces. These forms are the featured design elements in the house that are fabricated through the use of a single object manipulated to create these organic shapes that define rooms they occupy.

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Taking over 2 years to design and build the spaces demonstrate a high quality of craftsmanship to be able to manipulate a ridged object to create the seamless organic forms each with its own spacial qualities each highlighted with the white walls and structure. The first being the vestibule with lattice work spanning adding a ceiling to the two-story space without blocking light coming through. Another is an organic dome comprised of wood block undulating around showing this ridged object in an exciting and unfamiliar fabric like state. Then green glass tile occupies an accent wall undulating defining what looks like the living space creating movement through the house.

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While these forms throughout the house are intriguing and beautiful however based on the art installations alone it is difficult to define the use of these spaces.  They act more like an art piece that reacts to the space rather than an architectural element that adds to the programmatic use of the space. Although the intention seems to be purely aesthetic showing the advanced skill of both the designer and craftsman.

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By: Joshua Mohn

 

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