Double Diptych

Beatriz Suarez, B.Arch ’21

ARCH 402b: Architectural Design IV

Gallery: Dungeons and Diptychs

Instructor: Alfie Koetter

My position regarding the diptych relationship in this project was to push how different my addition to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Storer House could be formally while still being able to consider them a diptych pair. Siting was used to mitigate the differences created in the formal transformation, implying continuity in elevation. In plan, the house takes on an almost traditional unfolded reading with the intersecting bedroom area becoming its hinge and expressing qualities of both the old and new.

A second mirror plane was established as way to produce a third set of spaces within the massive monolithic addition. These new spaces are drawn in black in an effort to consider and read the addition as domestic space and as dungeon simultaneously.