We build tomorrow's houses with
A director of the known
company for designing electronic chips asked NAO to re-fresh the design of his new
filed by a local architect in the Silicon Valley. The original
design was traditional, balloon frame, a cookie cutter, a money-maker...An
inspiring story was attached to this request. Our client's company is
currently designing the most advanced chip today to be used for major hardware platforms.
However chip designers are
two generations old chip technology to design the chip of the future,
the secretary's computer is even three generations down. This presents a beautiful analogy,
perhaps a lesson to the culture of
architecture. We deliver higher versions
of architectural design using lower versions of technology. This proposal for the
house thus employs mosaic as a traditional form to modernize the
traditional design. Two steps back, one [large] step forward.