the queer house

This studio proposes a queer dwelling. Bigger than a single-family home and smaller than an apartment building, the project restages the design of Rudolph Schindler’s house in West Hollywood, California. The site and its original inhabitants – a mix of residents and itinerants, families and paramours – are implicated in contemporary design work.  They are emblematic of queerness in every sense of the term. 

Taught in collaboration with choreographers, the project is an experiment in combining architecture with movement practice. In both disciplines, bodies apply energy to fragments of their environment. Consequences ensue, organizational patterns emerge, habits of dwelling are inscribed, and meanwhile the relations between animate body and inanimate stuff become richly complicated.