Libyan desert. 27 ° N 14 ° 30 ‘E. 2011. Glass house.

Ancient Greek house is a typological model, taken as a basis for transformation. It is reduced to a pictogram, which consists of signs and letters, without dimension and duration. Transformation is materialized in the glass. Glass house on sandy ground, establishes a relationship with the first Egyptian houses derived from the reeds, which lasted as long as owner wanted.  Soon everything can become just another sand dune.

Transformation is performed in two steps.

The first transformation (year 2011) is based on the use of parameters: wind, sun and water for a chosen location. The spatial logic of the ancient house remains unchanged. The spatial use of a house is defined through spaces for energy, water, plants and humans. Diagrams show the transformation over a period of one year. Playful disposition is the result of changes in the intensity of collected parameters (wind varies within the level of dust storms to pleasant winds that are used by the objects).

The second transformation is linked to the default parameters of the first transformation. It takes into account expected improvement in use of technological, energy and cultural patterns of behavior in the house. Depending on the predicted scenario, spaces appear and disappear.

In a possible scenario for the year ?020 instead of the house remains only a date trees. Scenario for which there is likely before and after.

Shinkenchiku Residential Design Competition 2010