House for an Agoraphobe

Collaboration with Shuping Liu.
First place winner of A House For... Competition by Opengap.

The agoraphobic writer’s house is designed around his desire to be mostly alone, always close to home, and to have control of his surroundings. A controllable “nature dome” is the core of this inside-out house, while the writer lives within the infrastructure. When he craves a forest, the beach, or a rainy day, he enters the nature dome, adjusts a few settings, and waits for the environment to change. Although the technology isn’t perfect yet, it is constantly improving. With time, its difference from nature will be imperceptible.