The Endless House

Endless House l Frederick Kiesler l 1958

Synopsis:
Kieslers main objective was the elastic spatial concept, wich must be capable, even in a small house, of providing an optimum response to the varied concerns of the user.  A main goal of the Endless House was the continuity of flow between form, space and user, often the shape seen as an extension of person. He chose to show the Endless House as a volume with the structure interwoven into the space, cast and formwork becomign one.  This speaks a great deal to the conceptual foundation of this project, that one element creates everything, there is no distinction beween opposing architectural or spatial components.  The way in which the project is presented represents a space in constant transition, not defined by  traditional principles.  The Endless House attempts to spatialize the unbound quality of architecture as it relates to time and scale.  It, like his models, are in a constant state of transition and flow, eliminating the boundary between spaces, objects and forms.
Response and Intended Use:
The Endless House provides a unique relationship of form and formwork because of the lack of distinction between the two.  Where one ends and the other begins is a difficult moment in space to define.   The intertwining of form and formwork become the basis for creating a system that somehow incorporates this inherenet sense of continuity.  The fact that there are no corners or points in time where structure and form separate emphasize a certain level of responsiveness of the construction process to the concept of the project.  The form of construction and material application create the architectural response in this project.  For the analysis models, creating a system where form and formwork become one is the main objective. Also looking at the function of the formwork after the cast is and whether it gets repurposed or if its intended function is apart of the cast is a critical  question.
Key Concepts:
  Elastic Spatial Concept                                                                                                                                                                                 Responsive Form                                                                                                                                                                         Continuity of Material and Form
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