“When your house contains such a complex of piping, flues, ducts, wires, lights, inlets, outlets, ovens, sinks, refuse disposers, hi-fi reverberators, antennae, conduits, freezers, heaters – when it contains so many services that the hardware could stand up by itself without any assistance from the house, why have a house to hold it up?”
The drawing “Anatomy of a dwelling” shows a huge network of cables and tubes, an accumulating “baroque ensemble of domestic gadgets” between the sky (with a Tv antenna) and the earth (a septic unit).
SUBURBIA TOWER | Aaron Bermann
Suburbia Tower, New York, NY
Columbia University | Spring, 2012
ADV. STUDIO VI | Manaugh / Twilley
In between private rental periods, the detachable units of Mobile Suburbia are housed in a large vertical docking station in Tribeca - one of the most upscale residential neighborhoods in Manhattan. Upon arrival back to the docking station, the backyard unit is separated into two components: the lawn, and the deck, which are housed separately within the docking station. These two areas make up two of the three distinct zones within the project, that each have varying levels of privacy, commercialism, and community attachment.