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House of Writing


Project Name

House of Writing


Jan Michalski Foundation


  • Alejandro Aravena
  • Alexandre Gobbini
  • Joanne Villa

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Project Description


This suspended cabin had to balance comfort and compactness. We opted for a linear volume so that we could place it with freedom within the existing column grid but also as a way to counterbalance the reduction of the living area; the length of the cabin compensates and decompresses the compactness allowing the writers to transit through different situations: cooking, eating, and sharing. Structurally the cabin is just a very efficient and simple slab that supports both the living space on top of it and the hanging system of the existing canopy. We introduced a pivot and a lateral force to stabilize the system, but also as the way to provide access to the cabin and allow all the services to reach the ground.
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