DOUBLE STORY

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO

[PROFESSOR SARAH DUNN]

SITE: THE SUBURBS

FALL 2012

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[FRONT PAGE: ARCHINECT]

The size of the suburban house has grown in various ways and for many reasons throughout the development of the suburb. This project is interested in the growth of interior walls in such that it creates spaces which are beneficial for a specific alternative personality. In this investigation, it is the character of a hoarder. The spaces created for the life of the hoarder create moments of duality in such that the architecture is designed through contortions and an interest in creating a double surface. This surface manipulation is such that each scenario (suburban family and hoarder) benefit from.

Double Story Personalities

[Top] Hoarder Mass, [Bottom] Suburban Family Mass

Growth Series

This series looks at the expansion of the suburban house through various methods and increments. These tests explore the limit to which the suburban house can grow before it meets its threshold, or "moment of explosion."

Chosen Growth Series

By expanding both interior and exterior walls from its center line, this series creates an inhabitable space within the thickness of the walls (hoarder mass) while maintaining the important characteristics of the suburban family space.

Level 1

[L] Suburban Family, [R] Hoarder

Level 1

[L] Suburban Family, [R] Hoarder

Level 2

[L] Suburban Family, [R] Hoarder

Level 2

[L] Suburban Family, [R] Hoarder

Contour Sections

[L] Suburban Family, [R] Hoarder

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These views offer a look at the interior spaces of the suburban home. Surface treatments (as a result of interior wall growth and contortions) give additional features to the suburban family and meanwhile function as circulation means for the hoarder.

The Suburbs

In the context of the suburbs, this house type is connected to one another through a string in a cul-de-sac. Placed among the existing suburb, this union of double story houses create a community for this varying personality (the hoarder) in which is accessible by corner connections while still maintaining personal spaces when desired.

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