美国,芝加哥,公文包之家/Jimenez Lai

Bureau Spectacular的Jimenez Lai和我们分享了他的一个仓库楼中楼住宅项目。1400平方英尺的空间可以看作一个房子内的房子,并将所有的物质财富压缩成一个超大的公文包,其中的主体藏在里面。该项目侧重于解决建筑的两个问题:内与外;小与超大。

下面是更多的信息及Lai的说明图版:

超级壁腔,作为一个超厚壁呈现,使公文包住宅之外的剩余间隙和仓库阁楼的限制之间相宜。这个增厚壁为主体空间进行其他活动受提供了机会。 “这个项目用折过的建筑平面图和发黑的厚壁或私密量勾画了poche(法:包、囊;这里指泡泡图法)概念的条件。此外,它模糊了的超大型家具和小型建筑的定义边界。”Lai解释道。

这所房子的灵感来自于密斯凡德罗的范斯沃斯住宅,因为它是四个建筑方案没有假设单独墙壁的关键。同样,“这个仓库中存在的公文包住宅也为适当活动设计了不同的尺寸。由于设在脚轮座上,房子可以任意推动并改变它的规模。”Lai的灵感还来自Fontana和马瑟韦尔的绘画,因为他们提高了负空间的认识。

“作为一个干预,公文包之家就像是在一个持续创伤帆布上,让一个新的健康的身体诞生。”Lai补充道。

以下是Lai的说明图板,标题叫《痴迷加速器》。

嗨,亲爱的。我结束长达一年的实验回到家了。

是的,我确实收到你的来信,它们让我很担心。

例如这张,你绝对浪费了数个小时来把它们涂黑。

训练难吗?你怎么了?

我要你明白:我只想做我喜欢做的事。

我找到了如何做到这一点。我只要我真正需要的,摒弃生活中的一切其他事。

我会把这个盒子里放进另一个盒子里,我全身心投入到两个盒子之间的空间中工作。

内部的盒子,如一个被超级厚壁包裹的小房间。

那我会在这个图片的哪呢?

如果你爱我,你不会想这样。

公文包之家(2010)伊利诺伊州芝加哥

设计:Jimenez Lai

故事/插图:Jimenez Lai

施工图:Brady Schneider,Cyrus Penarroyo

施工负责人:David Ruffing,Brady Schneider,Jimenez Lai

感谢Jonathan MacGillis,Lauren Turner,Jasper Reyes和Connie Lin的协助

摄影:Jasper Reyes and Kamil Kroll


Jimenez Lai of Bureau Spectacular shared his residential project for a warehouse loft. The 1400 sf space is conceived as a house within a house where all the material possessions are compacted into one oversized briefcase, which the subject sleeps inside. The project focuses on engaging two architectural issues: the inside/outside and S/XL.

More information, including Lai’s illustrated storyboards after the break.

he super wall-cavity, rendered as an ultra thick wall, fits between the residual gap outside of the Briefcase House and the limits of the warehouse loft. This thickened wall provides the opportunity for the subject to occupies the cavity for other activities. “This project delineates the qualification of conceptual poche by the swerve of the architectural figure-ground and the blackening of thick-wall or the private volume. Furthermore, it blurs the boundary between the definition of XL furniture and S building,” explained Lai.

The house takes inspiration from Mies van der Rohe’s core in the Farnsworth House, as it was the key in producing the four architectural programs without erecting one single wall. Likewise, “the presence of the Briefcase House inside this warehouse also carves out distinct dimensions for appropriate activities. Sitting on castors, the house can be rolled around to distort program proportions.” Lai was also inspired by the paintings of Fontana and Motherwell as they heighten the awareness of negative spaces.

“As an obstruction, the Briefcase House is a permanent cut on the canvas that gives birth to a new healthy body,” added Lai.

Below are Lai’s illustrated storyboards, entitled The Obsession Accelerator.

Hi Darling. I'm home from my one year long experiment

Yes I did recieve all your letters and they are starting to make me very worried

This one, for example, you identified all the hours you wasted and blacked them out.

Were the trainings difficult? What's gotten into you?

I need you to understand: I want to be exceptional at what I love.

I figured out how to do it. I will compact only what I truly need and discard everything else in life.

I will put this box inside another box and devote my entire self working in the space between the two boxes.

The box on the inside is like a little room with a super thick wall cavity.

And where would I be in this picture?

If you loved me you wouldn't want this.

Briefcase House (2010) Chicago, IL

Design: Jimenez Lai

Story / Illustration: Jimenez Lai

Construction Drawings: Brady Schneider, Cyrus Penarroyo

Construction Leaders: David Ruffing, Brady Schneider, Jimenez Lai

Thank you to the assistance of Jonathan MacGillis, Lauren Turner,

Jasper Reyes and Connie Lin

Photography: Jasper Reyes and Kamil Kroll