This Piece of Abstract Architecture is a Metaphor for the Home

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Sep 26, 2013 • References: michaeljantzen and michaeljantzen
Michael Jantzen is at it again with his new abstract architecture called the ‘Modular House Pavilion.' Part of the series called ‘The House as a Metaphor,’ Jantzen explores the house as a symbol by interrogating its meaning through intervention. In other words, he implements the house as an object in different visual scenarios to see how it can be reinterpreted.

In this example, he clusters the same shape and sized house into an abstract assemblage that protrudes into the landscape in all directions. It becomes semi-functional by providing a public space where people can gather for shelter underneath it. This piece of abstract architecture is monochromatic in white, however the shadows of the mini houses give the structure remarkable depth and obscurity. This structure tests the laws of physics and gravity while providing an unusual sheltering solution.