Traditionally, dimensions in housing are associated with the distance between partition walls, floors, and ceilings. These standard parameters are driven by the necessity to provide an adequate amount of clear area around household objects that define the use of a room. Bedroom sizes are driven by the bed, kitchens by appliances, restrooms by fixtures and living rooms by seating. In all cases, dimensions of the home are thought of as the length, width and height of the spaces that hold these objects.
Around the House reimagines the dimensions of a home by rethinking the space around and relationship between household items. These objects are given a direct association not only defined by the walking distance between them, but also their relative proximity and line of sight. Wrapping the floor in a spherical shape eliminates the need for walls as the use of each space is given definition when the object in use in anchored to the bottom. In fact, the definition of floors, walls and ceilings are all rethought to be synonymous with each other. Depending on the current orientation, the floor of one space acts as the ceiling or wall of another. This design does not propose a perfect series of dimensions, but rather, a new way of thinking about the implementation and definition of dimensions in housing.