Addressing Gaston Bachelard’s concepts of the attic and cellar, this project unifies the articulated structure of of the attic with the irrationality of the cellar by way of structured strata. Layers of material are connected in varied sections, providing a standard construction method that allows for spatial variation.
Initially, the form is explored through pushing the upper layer of the earth in order to access the underground. The pushing and pulling of the layers of earth is exploited tectonically through a sectional constructions, pinned to a separate, gridded armature. The rational structure acts as a practical interface and as a conceptual reference from the irrational arrangement of the sections.
Conceptual Design, Construction Systems