VISION Issue 48 - Page 45

45 One of the difficulties of suburban development is to make each house appear the prototype. Economies of production demand the more stereotyped. How do you reconcile that? The house here absolutely needs to be able to be repeated. There’s just not the budget to have an architect working on it for two years, for instance. We tried to almost treat the thing as a frame with the front facade, so windows could be plugged on in different ways to give it individuality. After your experience with some glamorous and celebrity housing, can this sort of project be exciting in another way? I found it really exciting to go to the house when it was finished and see people using it. I think regardless of how much a house costs, that feeling you get in the end of just a really healthy, calm space is the same, regardless of what the finishes are, or where it is.