We’ve been finding Chick Tracts hidden on the shelves in amongst the purses and cheap jewelry in my store. If you don’t know what those are, they’re those little comics that churches hand out about finding Jesus. Google them sometime, some of them are hillarious. Someone’s been going around hiding them ike they’re going to suprise convert someone, when really all it does is leave more crap for us to clean up.
At least once a week I find something like this on my car at the end of my shift. I take it home and recycle it, but you wouldn’t believe how many of them are blowing around the parking lot because most people just take them out from under their windscreen wipers and toss them on the ground. That’s neither saving souls nor the environment.
Whomever I marry, I don’t care who you are, we are going HERE for the honeymoon.
Villa Pererepan, Bali
Design Principal: Tom Kundig
Photographer: Jason Schmidt
Location: San Juan Islands, WA, USA
Shadowboxx responds to a desire to facilitate an intimate understanding of this special place and explores the tradition of gathering around a fire. Tucked between a thicket of trees and a rising bank, the house sits in a natural clearing created by the strong winds that force back the trees from the rocky bank. The building purposely confuses the traditional boundaries between a built structure and its surroundings. Its masses are modeled by winds off the water, exterior cladding is allowed to weather and rust, and shifting doors, shutters, walls and roofs constantly modulate the threshold between inside and outside.
Inside the home, a gallery runs the length of the house with rooms spilling off of it. Two 15’ by 10’ steel clad doors slide open to reveal the main living space, named the cloud room for its ever-changing atmospherics. A glass-walled bunkroom, it contains six custom-designed rolling platforms that serve both as sofas and beds and enable the room to morph and accommodate different functions. Exterior awning shutters facing the water can be closed for protection from the elements or for security when the owner is away.
A guest room sits at one end of the house, and the bathhouse at the other. The bathhouse is topped by a 16×20’ roof that opens the room like a cigar box at the push of a button. Materials with a strong tactility are used throughout the house, including rammed earth floors, reclaimed oak floorplanks, unpainted gypsum board and steel walls, corrugated steel siding and roofing, and reclaimed scaffolding planks for the ceiling.
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