ARCH 402B: Architectural Design IV Gallery: Dungeons and Diptychs

The Conjoined Twins

Frank Lloyd’s Wright’s Mayan Revival Houses has been largely celebrated in contemporary pop culture. My diptych reproduction of the Samuel Freeman House, further invites one into the worlds of fantasy and science fiction.

The addition takes the same trope of formal quality of incomplete pinwheel geometry of the original house, and the two figures overlap into a shared space to be read as a singular building. Sitting on the sloped hillside of the Hollywood, the diptych addition is half-buried onto its site, emphasizing a monolithic and dungeon-like quality.