damir masek_gus wuestemann
URBAN PROTOTYPE, INNER RICHNESS, WORLDWIDE, 1999.
light is the barometer of orientation. so are direction and view. all plants turn towards light. a gap in a stone is a new dimension of live. relative time turns to an exact expression at midday and midnight, absolute time gleams at the stone's surfaces.
the extension of the stairs into a narrow gap connects visually and - in summer time - acoustically the two living rooms, the inner one on the ground floor and the outer one on the second floor - terrace - level. a second gap - 90 degrees rotated - connects the ground floor level to the basement with sauna, fitness, etc..
the compactness of the house is experienced by areas of the house which are connected through fine, narrow spaces. the house areas are more felt than seen, more sensed than touched. often only the knowledge, the awareness of other spaces and places opens up the real dimension of belonging, living together. and the living space is the place to discover it.