This space is the most conceptual of the three, and therefore the one that I prefer. It is about the crystallization of an idea. The space is a square - 22' x 22', with two windows on the wall opposite the entrance and two windows on the adjacent wall to the right. One enters opposite one of the window walls and immediately begins a journey as one's path spirals inward and upward toward the center of the room. In the four corners of the room are objects to serve the necessities of life. In one corner is a cushioned bench for sitting/resting/sleeping; in another corner, a kitchen area for food preparation; in another, a bathtub for bathing; and in another, a toilet for the elimination of waste and a sink for cleanliness. These objects are placed intentionally on the periphery of the room. One may step off the "path" to engage in these activities for a time, but must return to the path in order to arrive at the final destination. Positioned centrally in the room is a stair-like platform which forms the first solid and represents a continuation of the journey one undertakes in the formation of an idea. Inside the first solid (but not entirely enclosed) is a raised circular platform - the second solid - upon which one sits after ascending by means of the first solid. This represents the complete crystallization of an idea. Recessed lighting illuminates the entire room, but the majority of the light is focused on the two solids. Directly above the second solid hangs a glowing sphere, representing the purity and completeness of the crystallized idea.
plan with circulation path