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A tripartite section of levels stacked vertically in a Base, Body and Sky sequence. Each level provides a different quality of dwelling depending on the mood or requirement of the everyday. As you walk upstairs an anabatic sensual lightening is experienced accompanied by cool breezes when the extendable sliding roof is open. The whole space has a looseness of form and fit akin to the national character and apostasy.

Timber expanded sits close to and even in the earth. Grounded and visually connected to the street with pavement size squares of bluestone as the floor ,allowing the space of the social to enter. Shopfront, socially interconnected, multifunctional. Expanded enclosing box zone that has membranous large glass plates across the corner stretch marks.

Body shell carapace forming alveolus imbued with dwelling possibilities. Locating the body of self as teleological reference to both outer worldly celestial bodies? and the social bodies of others. Body in architectural carapace projects outside into life world of ?others?. Carapace as aesophogus? accommodating the body states of rest, relaxation, ablution, study, entertainment and nutrition. Carapace as a filter to the world of others by screening the ?gaze? from the street, strong thermal heat, wind protected and rain sheltered. Wrapping, a curved copper frieze that moderates the space and extends alcoves and niches to hide and hug your body. Aeruginous copper transcends the distinction of inside and outside as it weathers and ages differently to either the human body or the sun, wind and rain.

Copper frieze comprised of curvilinear fins compressed by top and bottom continuous horizontal margins. have the whimsical geometry of blown long and wavinggrasses. Revealing and concealing in the dreaming of blowing grass or river reeds. Luffing forms outline the outer segment of the body. Furniture becomes redundant as the bodily needs are incorporated into the frieze.

Roof, idyculle, eye to the sky, pure white as abstracted clouds that shift and open, thinness slips through hemisphere. White cube, adytum or inner sanctum and private chamber, Day space encloses to become night space concealing the copper frieze revealed only in daylight. Afflatus white cube with block-out pull downblinds and roof open space becomes monastic abstraction open to the eye of god. Thin white finger of space is universal, endless, spaceman space - flowing in from the across roof in the streetscape and out onto the other end into the horizon of the sunset. Dynamic space of human movement, linear, the space of the airport of freeway., space shuttle take-off.....

Lifting the senses up and outwards to the hemisherical canopy of clouds. A chamber that captures the drifting clouds.

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