Preston Welker

designs by preston welker

This Fundamental House focuses on the application of the fundamental elements to create a formally irreducible and “ideal” house. Through a very straight-forward approach to shape and form, each program of the house is associated with a particular sectional quality. Using the catalogue of fundamental elements and combinations, each space or pair of spaces is assigned a form. These forms and combinations were then assembled in order to create the ideal house. As a result of the direct application and intersection of the chosen forms, new relationships begin to emerge. The resulting sectional qualities of the combinations create unexpected opportunities. The simplicity of each individual shape allows for a beautiful complexity to result form their merger. The goal was not to develop a fully refined or resolved house, but to create a house that is fundamentally ideal, formally simplistic, and spatially interesting.