Tuna Canyon

A contemplative house nestled into a hill was built for a painter and a designer. Inspired by the site and ideas of temporality, this project references Semper's elements of Hearth, Earthwork, Framework, and Membrane and Sir John Soane's proposal for the 'Bank of England' which renders it as a future ruin. Block walls extend up and break through the floor level which acts as a datum that gauge its rise and fall. Framework was introduced above but not in perfect alignment with the foundation. These misalignments are registered as voids. Light is programmed to suggest activity and occupation. As the walls fall into the categories of foundation, framing, or void- the roof, a rusted corrugated metal, is the enclosure that blankets over the remaining openings.