A geologist boring through the strata of earth’s crust as a means to reveal the past also endeavors with that understanding to model projections for the future.  In a similar manner, a sampling of cores of modern domestic architecture reveals a panoply of centers—a roof garden, a boudoir, a hearth, a stage set, an open plan, and an elevator to name a few. And like the geologist, if we consider these layers beyond the hermeneutic and the didactic, we can appropriate our disciplinary strata towards an expansion of the possibilities of design in the present and new opportunities for habitation in the future.

Core Sample