absolute box The human body, as well as the architectural one is an hypothesis to be run, for it involves all the fields of knowledge analyzing changes, associations and alienations (whether they are architectural, social, territorial, philosophical, anthropological etc) which the individual inhabits, runs, changes, crosses, far away from home. The house, or the box (as a too generic and banal expression used to indicate the more complex living systems whether they are built in series or just one by one) conceived to satisfy and to protect our being in the world, indeed it can just isolate us taking us away from the surround. Trying to cover the distance a man gets into a cardboard box, in which he cut out a fissure, and walk around the city. "So like a nomad weaving connects his cloth and the house itself to the outer space, to the open space within the body moves". Once he has built his living cloth the man in the box leaves for an exploration travel, that will let him confront with his inner self, with the territory that he marches over, with the geography he draws,. And with the complexity he passes through. “Eppure a me piace moltissimo un paesaggio così a distanze vaghe configurazioni equivoche forse perché assomiglia alla mia condizione. Di qualunque paesaggio non ci si stufa mai a guardarlo da dentro una scatola” (Indeed I like so much such a landascape characterized by vague distances, equivocal configurations, maybe because it is similar to my condition. Never get enough looking at it from a box). K.Abe, Hako Otolo. "L’uomo in scatola" Einaudi So the clothing home becomes a living model that allows to travel on the body house, on the body territory, looking for a synthesis which try, through the perception sensibility, to integrate the inner space and the outer space because our home is our own world. Project The term box, when applied to residences, expressed a living condition that recalls back substantially to traditional methods. Humans have always lived in more less articulated boxes, which have always been more or less open (or closed), and which when configured as organised living places, represent that refuge in which man gathers and expresses the memories of his private world. This condition tends to accentuate the inversely proportional relationship that exists between in and out: the more comfortable is the inner space the less disposed is to the outer one. In fact, since remote times, man has developed increasingly welcoming and comfortable domestic spaces, but which are at the same time increasingly withdrawn from the outside world and thus create an inevitable distance between the individual and the external world and the social relationships. (That however seem to be fundamental given the present living conditions, look at the Greek cities for example). That’s why we propose a housing model which is not the result of a merely aesthetic work, it focuses on the recovery of individual relationships and moves towards new living requirements. We think that the box leads to consider the house exclusively as a refuge, it is an instrument that models itself on the individual, just as a skin and not longer as a domestic space, as for example with animal shells. In this sense it is a provisional shelter that is necessary but at the same time eternal for the person who inhabits the territory.


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