Mask House by WOJR

Jan 30, 2017

Category: Living

Architecture, is more than just a language used for designing the buildings and homes we live in. It is a medium capable of evoking strong emotional responses much in the same way sculpture, music, or prose does. What is interesting about the Mask House by WOJR architects isn’t that it manages to get a reaction from us, but that it evokes a kind of cocktail of responses that we rarely get from buildings.

On first look, we can’t help but feel a kind of melancholy and unease. Set on stilts and featuring a slatted facade, this building looks as if it is floating among the trees in Northern New York. But once visitors work their way across the netted walkway and into the home, they’ll find themselves in a large open plan room complete with a fireplace that gives one a decidedly more bright, warm, and open feeling. We’re sure these two strikingly different feelings were completely intentional on WOJR’s part. For those looking for privacy and an escape from the hustle and bustle of the world – it is understandable that they’d hope to find refuge behind a mask.

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