This project includes designs for two houses in two different locations, with a mirrored positive and negative relationship to one another. The design of duplicate houses has no direct precedents in high architecture (though tract housing is an obvious vernacular simile whose uncanny effects have been discussed academically of late), but for me it grew out of an interest in extending some particular principles of minimalist art. Much like Smithson, Judd, Morris, Le Witt, and their contemporaries used serial and geometric composition to create highly non-anthropomorphic sculpture, here this compositional method is used to create architecture as an interchanging background for the lives that inhabit it.
I have found that this mirrored relationship between two spaces creates a situation where neither space seems to be the „realš space in an uncanny dialectic that further subsumes the duplicate and inert architecture in deference to its unique and living contents. By duplicating and dislocating the architecture a state of flux is created where what happens in each location is constantly compared and questioned in relation to what happens in the other location. This unreal quality results in an empowerment of the subject- now on equal terms with the object.