A HOUSE FOR TWO TEMPESTS
One belongs to Nature.
The other one belongs to man.
At first we might have the impression that man would fight against a tempest, and considering the multitude and complexities of most weather reports, this might seem the case. Even the slightest rain or snow receives abundant “coverage,” quite often exaggerating its proportions.
But how to explain the man-made tempests…?
If we contemplate the two pictures above we might conclude that there isn’t much of a difference, at least visually, between the two.
Yet, strangely perhaps, the deadlier one is actually the man-made one.
So as long as man is unable to avoid fighting against his brother, his fight against nature becomes less relevant.
We controlled, in good measure, the “outer” nature, but it seems the “inner” one is as wild as ever.
So we ask you to design A HOUSE FOR TWO TEMPESTS.
One provoked by Nature, the other one by man.
The house could be an expression to protect against both, or the opposite, an expression of both.
Two expressions of these reactions.
Attempt, dear architect, to show that the attack can happen both from without and within, that is, the need for protection should address BOTH possible sources of danger.
Inasmuch as a door is used to enter and exit, a window to look out and to look in, maybe the other architectural elements that make a house a “refuge” should also betray a DOUBLE PROTECTION, against the outer, and inner, demons.
Design A HOUSE FOR TWO TEMPESTS.
The inner and the outer, the man made and the “natural” one.
Which one is the more dangerous one…?
And which one should we be better prepared to protect ourselves against…?
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