suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
brett PHILLIPS: The Living House is the restructuring of the human to architecture relationship. Typically architecture is thought of as an entity that can be controlled. This architecture is alive and spontaneous, and creates a relationship where both parties need and compliment each other, creating an engaging bond between both participants.
The occupant and architecture will have the ability to create a relationship based on the subject of inter-species mutualism, where each entity derive benefits from each other. This mutual relationship will create a bonding experience between the occupant and the architecture, creating an environment that blurs the distinction between animate and inanimate life.
The goal of the thesis is to blur the division between the user and architecture, to confront the idea of separation between parts and organization, and to create an environment that challenges the threshold between various forms of life.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
bP: Who: Andrei Tarkovsky, Philip Beesley, Stelarc, Hyungkoo Lee, Haus Rucker, Diller Scofidio; What: Inter-species communication, mirror neurons, interspecies mutualism
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Video Soundtrack: Track: 2 Ghosts I, Ghosts I – IV by Nine Inch Nails.