Informed by the vignette quality of apartment life featured in Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window (1954), the “Museum for Living” seeks to create a patch-work collective through the combining of vibrant individualities and the exhibition and performance of daily life. The building shall be a canvas to which residents are free to add their own personality and flare, allowing for changing layers of inhabitation to be reflected in the building’s materiality over time. Inside, the dwellings are simple yet adaptable and able to reflect the residents’ lifestyles while encouraging the sense of family and home.
Private areas are joined by communal gallery circulation allowing for interstitial space to become a play between rich inner life and bold public expression. Meanwhile, the deep facade with mesh screen allows for the building to dynamically open and close this performative relationship between the inside and outside depending on residents’ desires.