Mask House

Mask House

Private Houses
Ithaca, United States
Mask House
WOJR: Organization for Architecture as Architects

Mask House provides a place of refuge and contemplation for one who lost his younger brother in the lake that the house will overlook. It is conceptualized as a space comprised of myriad sanctuaries—within the context of this project sanctuary is a place of separation and protection that removes one from the world of the everyday and offers passage to an other world. The transition from everyday to other is drawn-out through a series of thresholds that define a scalar sequence of nested interiors—each interior becoming successively more removed from one world and more connected to the next. The vertical plane of the mask establishes a boundary across the site that creates a condition of sidedness. Mask House endeavors to provide one in search of sanctuary an abundance of opportunities to find refuge within new interiors in dialogue with the surrounding environment.

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