Four Eyes House by Edward Ogosta Architecture
By Eric • Jan 13, 2012 • Selected Work
Ed Ogosta, principal of california-based studio Edward Ogosta Architecture has sent us renderings of the Four Eyes House project.
This contemporary 3,800 square foot weekend retreat is being built in the desert of the Coachella Valley, a large valley landform in Southern California, USA.
This project reminds me of the Maison L by Christian Pottgiesser.
Four Eyes House by Edward Ogosta Architecture:
“A weekend desert residence for a family and their dog, the Four Eyes House is an exercise in site-specific experiential programming. Rather than planning the house according to a domestic functional program, the building was designed foremost as an instrument for intensifying a number of onsite phenomenal events.
Four “sleeping towers” are oriented towards four spatiotemporal viewing experiences: morning sunrise to the east, mountain range to the south, evening city lights to the west, and nighttime stars overhead. Each tower contains a compact top-floor bedroom, sized only for the bed, and each with a unique aperture directed towards the view. These bedrooms are equally-sized and unassigned, such that the family’s sleeping locations can be rotated based on each individual’s desired viewing experience. Vertical circulation within the towers is similarly particularized (e.g. ladders, spiral stair, switchback stair, or shallow-riser stair). Ground-floor common spaces form a loose connective field between the discrete tower volumes, and offer a more permeable relationship to the landscape.
The sensations of sleeping and waking are thus inflected by the building’s foregrounding of intensified onsite experiential events. By sleeping in a room elevated off the ground and open to the stars, one might inhabit a deep pocket of silence for a few moments, and perhaps even perceive the movement of the Earth, as it slowly rotates beneath the stars.”
Photos courtesy of Edward Ogosta Architecture
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