EX OF IN
Handmade custom rug
Developed for the Lewis Arts Complex at Princeton University designed by Steven Holl which opened it's doors to students in the Fall of 2017.
Ex of In Rug: In June 2014, Steven Holl Architects began a research and development project Exploration of “IN. ” The project questions the current clichés of architectural language by studying the intersections of spherical spaces through hand drawing, computer rendering, and physical 3-D forms. The “Ex of IN Carpet” (2016) and the original carpet’s home, the Ex of IN House, completed in 2016, were both products of this research. As a compressed form of 918 square feet on a site of 28 preserved rural acres, the Ex of IN House serves as an alternative to modernist suburban houses that “sprawl in the landscape. ” Instead, the Ex of IN is a house of compression and inner voids. The house’s geometry is formed from spherical spaces intersecting with tesseract trapezoids, intended as a catalyst of volumetric inner space. Situated around one main volume, open to the second level, with the kitchen placed in the center, alternative use patterns are created. The house has no bedrooms, yet can sleep five.
Quality A (125. 000 knots / sqm approx. )