All Seeing House

Justin Cheng*

Posted on Sunday, November 21st, 2010 at 3:21 am

In the All Seeing House, individual brick units are equipped with an array of the latest sensor technology, capable of detecting gamma radiation, ultra violet radiation, heat flux, moisture level, carbon dioxide levels, and many other physical phenomena.

These All Seeing Bricks mimic the compound eyes of insects, each facing a slightly different direction, thereby projecting the visual range of a dome onto a box. The All Seeing Bricks transmit the information to an interior surface of correlating RGB LEDs, producing an engineered transparency of the world outside far beyond the normal senses of human beings.

The house is conceptualized as a scheme of three spaces: the ouside world, an interior void that allows the immersive, heightened experience of the outside, and the space between the two, where the residential programatic requirements are packed tightly with – if not relegated to the status of – the mechanical infrastructure of the house. Void tubes that connect sensor skin to cosmic display not only allow circulation and entry of natural light, but also express the omni-directional vision of the house.

*Guided by: Carol Moukheiber and Christos Marcopoulos

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