A wall of Curious Interactions

Jinki Hong

Matthew Soules    Inge Roecker    Roy Cloutier

What is the wall?

The wall acts as an elemental tool in the architectural vocabulary. Often it is used to define spaces by dividing the intangible and tangible objects. But conversely, the wall can be interpreted as a filter for interactions enabling objects to exist closer together.

The thesis explores this idea through the model of co-housing which places the wall at the center for interaction and communication. The  wall beings to play an increasing role in the urban landscape to balance privacy while still fostering meaningful exchanges.

The wall is explored through formal experimentation of concealing and revealing different senses, relying on curiousity as the means to balance privacy and exchange. 

wall section

Wall Section

floor plan

Unit Plans