Jiajing Yang: Resonating open space in final wooden house

Spatial openness reflects resonation between space, context and inhabitants. Resonation means the interaction and effect between people and space. For example, space affects people; meanwhile people can change the context of a space by creating something new when interacting with space. “To build is always also to produce a phonotype, a sonorous site which resonates with its inhabitants” (Sloterdijk, 2011, p.108). Resonating in openness space is clearly articulated by an example of Final wooden house (Sou Fujimoto, 2008). As picture 1 shows, this is a bungalow stacked by lumber and lumber fulfills all functions in this architecture such as the floor, ceiling, furniture and stairs. In this space, “there is no separation between walls, floor and ceiling, so every place can be used in different way depending on user’s various positions” (Archdaily, 2008), for example, as picture 2 shows, the floor level is versatile in different positions, as one person can stand on this floor but another can use it as a table at the same time. This is resonating in space because the inhabitant observes and defines function rather than accepting functionalities which are determined by architects. People break free of function determination in this space subtly and gradually.

Figure 1 Final Wooden House ( Iwan, B. 2008)

Figure 1 Final Wooden House ( Iwan, B. 2008)

Figure 2 Analysis graph (Sou fujimoto, 2008)

Figure 2 Analysis graph (Sou fujimoto, 2008)

Reference:

Archdaily (2008) Final Wooden House / Sou Fujimoto. [Online] Available from:
http://www.archdaily.com/7638/final-wooden-house-sou-fujimoto/ (Accessed on: 13 April,
2014)

Sloterdijk, P. (2011) Architecture as an Art of Immersion, in: Interstices: Journal of
Architecture and Related Arts, 2011, 12, pp. 106-108.

Sou Fujimoto (2008) Final wooden house, Archdaily. [Online] Available from:
http://www.archdaily.com/7638/final-wooden-house-sou-fujimoto/ (Accessed on: 13 April,
2014)

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