I want to move deep into the country, and build a house 20 feet from another house that’s 20 miles from nowhere.
-Jarod KINTZ, The Merits of Marthaism, and How Being Named Susan Can Benefit You.
Marfa has a relatively long history of placing objects in the middle of nowhere and making them seem as if they are the center of everything. . . .
From Donald Judd’s 15 untitled works in concrete (1980–84) to Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset’s Marfa, Prada (2005) these precedents offer refuge in an otherwise harsh desert environment. It is their very autonomy as objects, even when grouped in multiples as is in the case with much of Judd’s work, which suggest community as opposed to solitaire. Every Road Will Lead to Nowhere rethinks domesticity though the spirit of the Wild West: objects in the landscape that yield more than the sum of their parts. Like a western town stage set turned inside out and spatialized, this proposal encourages shared living throughout its four main streets while providing individual identity and privacy through unit organization.
Additional credits and links:
Central Standard Office of Design
Principal: Kelly Bair.
Team: Kellyn Carlos, Jeremy Scott, & Kyle Wulf.