Yale University SOA
critic: hernan diaz ALONSO with erick CÁRCAMO
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
kyle STOVER: This studio examined the relationship of types versus species. Where type is viewed as “categories of standardization, then species are malleable entities in constant metamorphosis.” The brief called for a house to inspeciate a site in three acts by employing a cellular spatial logic. My project technologically romanticizes the idea of the house to present a radically picturesque possibility of inhabitation.
Sited adjacent to a series of Neutra Houses in Silverlake, key destinations on the Grand Tour of the West, this house seeks to create an infinite space in which today’s prostheticized subject can operate. This project takes on the discourse of the house as image, or rather the house as a product, to question the nature of daily occupation.
As today’s subject continues to work, live, and play at home, in increasingly nontraditional capacities, this house allows for the capacity to adapt and morph for an ever changing life.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
kS: Benedict Campbell, Bart Hess, Hans Belmmer
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
kS: The Rolling Stones, Last Year at Marienbad, J.M.W. Turner, Janelle Monae
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
kS: Hernan Diaz Alonso, Mark Foster Gage, Ruy Klein, Bureau V