Bioscleave House

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A House Not for Mere Mortals FRED A. BERNSTEIN New York Times 4/3/08

“In addition to the floor, which threatens to send the un-sure-footed hurtling into the sunken kitchen at the center of the house, the design features walls painted, somewhat disorientingly, in about 40 colors; multiple levels meant to induce the sensation of being in two spaces at once; windows at varying heights; oddly angled light switches and outlets; and an open flow of traffic, unhindered by interior doors or their adjunct, privacy.

“All of it is meant to keep the occupants on guard. Comfort, the thinking goes, is a precursor to death; the house is meant to lead its users into a perpetually ‘tentative’ relationship with their surroundings, and thereby keep them young.”

Posted by: Tanya

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