Studies

  • An alternative look at anthropometric data used for residential design.

  • An alternative look at anthropometric data used for residential design.

  • An alternative look at anthropometric data used for residential design.

  • Two-faced curtains offers a comment on the ubiquitous choice of window dressing to homes across the country consisting of curtains and a net. The external face presents a respectable floral pattern conveying the requisite level of homeliness. The reverse side of camouflage fabric assures the occupant that the curtains are providing the expected level of protection and defence from external forces. During the day, the nets conceal the interior, denying the street any signs of domestic life and reinforcing the binary divide between internal and external space.

    The etymology of the English word window is 'wind eye'. A window allows a view out, is the source of fresh air and daylight and mediates between the internal controlled environment and the natural environment beyond. But a window also allows a view in from the outside offering signs of human life and animated occupation to a passer-by.