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  • maine house

    contemporary art center
    new york/los angeles

    suckerPUNCH: describe your project.

    brennan BUCK + david FREELANDThe house is sited in the woods in Maine, and we were interested in the dense spatial condition of the forest. The house is designed to strike a precise balance between solid and void. As a result, the footprint is integrated with its site through porosity rather than topological continuity. The weave of exterior and interior space infuses the periodically occupied house with color and light that change hue and intensity with the seasons.



    sP: what or who influenced this project?

    The japanese architects Akisaha Hirata and Toyo Ito often work with non-hierarchical spatial rythms that were of interest to us and Michael Malzan’s seven-sided Pittman Dowell Residence is great.

    sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?

    David Gisson’s book Subnature, that Bon Iver album he recorded in a cabin in Wisconsin, the Cowboy Junkies tribute album to Vic Chestnut who committed suicide last year and the Baths album Cerrulean.

    sP: whose work is currently on your radar?

    SOMA Architects in Vienna, Young & Ayata in New York and Knowhow Shop in LA

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