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Sliding Sliced Houses

An Installation by Michael Jantzen Invites You to Play with Space as Frames

— March 4, 2015 — Art & Design
When the Sliced House has all of its parts aligned, the area within it is rectangular, spacious and easily occupiable. It seems to have four walls and a pitched roof, assuming the form of an enclosure with a rib-like series of slightly separated frames. Now, in the true fashion of Michael Jantzen's designs, this architectural installation has a dynamism to it that offers its visitors a stimulating experience.

The many five-sided structures that make up the Sliced House would actually be set up on tracks, enabling people to push and pull individual parts of the abode in one direction or another. This freedom of reforming the original massing of the whimsical domicile can result in the creation of disconnected spaces, passages and windows. Interacting with the Sliced House would be a playful and imaginative activity for all ages.
Trend Themes
1. Modular Architecture - The Sliced House installation showcases the potential for modular architecture, allowing for easily reconfigurable and customizable spaces.
2. Interactive Design - The ability to push and pull individual parts of the Sliced House demonstrates the growing trend of interactive design in architecture.
3. Spatial Manipulation - The Sliced House encourages visitors to engage in spatial manipulation, highlighting the trend of creating dynamic and transformative spaces.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture - Architects can explore the opportunities in modular design and interactive elements to create innovative and adaptable structures.
2. Interior Design - Interior designers can incorporate the concept of spatial manipulation in their projects, creating unconventional and playful living spaces.
3. Entertainment - The interactive nature of the Sliced House presents opportunities for the entertainment industry to create immersive and interactive experiences for visitors.
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