Petrichor depicts the typology of courtyard houses through the convention of plan-making as its main compositional conduit. It demonstrates the immense proliferation of this typology as a consistently valid space of cohabitation through its capacity of adaptation and emergence in multiple formal and spatial expressions. Such varieties, sampled through a series of engraved floor plans located at the threshold of the space summon the idea of an ancestral home, whose familiarity is further solidified by means of an olfactory layer of soil, which permeates the space to evoke a visceral and primordial connection to the earth. Petrichor is a domestic fragment that proposes an archetypal response to the question of future cohabitation and its uncertainties.
Project in collaboration with Sissel Tolaas
Biennale Architettura 2021 “How Will We Live Together?” curated by Hashim Sarkis