House: Rewind -The Thingy

After a short break, we started to study without a moment to spare! Our studies this term in the ARCH 202 Studio will be on the “house”. We will be trying to understand the concept of “house” as a fundamental architectural problem of complex relationships of multi-layered inputs. For this project, all the inputs that make up any house are reduced down to three basic categories and to the variations of their mutual relationships: subject, space and object.

First of all, we started with relationships between objects. We are expected to research into the varieties of possible relationships of some objects in the house. Do not think of these objects as furniture or accessories in a house. It should be thought  as “surface of use” that have relationship with each other. It is called “thingy”.  It should be thought on varieties and different usage of that ‘thingy’. I did some researches about the thingy in a house.


Thingy is as much as possible on built-in, including a thickly bench that runs the length of the living room and is a perfect place to stretch out with one of many books. Also different levels offer different experience and create privacy.

These surfaces of thingies enable some alternatives of daylight and occur level differences. They permit different usage of objects and it forms according to the human scale.


Ramirez Residence by Norman Millar Architects and Judith Sheine

Esherick House by Louis Kahn

The Houses of Louis Kahn (book)

House in Casavells by 05 AM Arquitectura


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