PRATT GAUD

NOMADIC
LIVING

Fall 2018

Haya Alnibari

Nomadic House is critique and re-interpretation of Philip Rahm’s apartment prototype in “Domestic Astronomy”. The study tackles a non-traditional approach of a living space, where asymmetrical bodies are elevated in space and each have a different climatic quality. This approach allows a more dynamic sensual experience with its different climatic conditions that involve light, heat and humidity. This house sets a continuous system of micro-climates that exist in clusters. They are characterized by temporality and sensitivity to the environment, where each cell offers a different climatic quality controlled by its shape, orientation and material application. The openness and lightness of the plan allows a gradient of co-living, where there is no distinctive occupant leading to a new way of nomadic living.