HOUSE FOR A WIDOW

Project: 2000


The house for a widow is about making space for the basic rituals of life. On another level it is about longing, and about making choices.

The house consists of one space and two gardens, a vaulted brick roof on steel columns span between these two. The walls of the house are sliding glass doors. The structure for the basic activities that are needed to maintain life – eating, sleeping, keeping warm, and keeping clean – penetrate the vault; bringing down a different light and stabilizing the brick structure.

 


Photo credit: Manthey Kula