Each globe explores the way in which two populations of disparate statures can peacefully and pleasingly co-exist, side-by-side, in and amongst each other. The microcosms look at combining architectural functions, layering the use of outdoor space and integrating varying levels of accessibility to common areas.
1. Housing Bridge – A pass-gaping home for the Nisse acts as a foot bridge for the humans.
2. Bike Park – Human bike storage is camouflaged with hilly outdoor space for the Nisse.
3. Xmas Bar – A sinuous change in levels accommodates humans and nisse alike, allowing for full integration of the two populations within a festive, holiday environment.
4. Harbor Bath – The more the merrier, as nisse and humans alike enjoy a snowy swim together.
5. Double House – A dual purpose home, scaled for humans on one end and for nisse on the other.
Ultimately, these are intellectualized snow globes used to interpret a modern, mythical, pixie landscape. But I find the implications in building for diverse populations fascinating! And who doesn’t love a snow globe??
For more information and a slideshow of all fourteen snow globes, visit JA-JA Architects.
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