Book House

Site: Narragansett, RI, United States

Status: Conceptual Design

Program: Residential

Client: Stuart Steck

The Book House develops through spatial and programmatic mapping processes that allows for continuous and smooth event surfaces. These bifurcated surfaces define the vectorization of movement and the logic of optimization of the connections between spaces and programs.  The surfaces fold literally, creating non-hierarchical ambiguities between spaces and forms of fluid nature.


The various recognizable events occur on the continuity of the surfaces by folding up according to the contours and fluctuations of movements. Program selections emphasize the surface plays which they implement: to bend, to warp - surfaces morph successively to a wall, a floor and a terrace - always in a state of becoming another condition.


Oscillating between the translucent surfaces, technically autonomous and geological or organic continuity, the Book House questions its limits. Between disappearance and event, the architecture explores a space in transition.


The Book House generates through the territorial-occupation of the binary form and its possible programmatic conditions. The house operates as a continuous surface and a space for work and leisure. The binary form is the main circuit for infrastructural flows, movements, programs and spatial organizations.