[Doghouse; Guesthouse; Mainhouse]

From "Dogs to Masses" a studio by Hernan Diaz Alonso & Ivan Bernal


Addressing the literal in architecture as a massing approach [literal dog scan as a starting point] the project embraced the pre-set associations of the Pitbull Terrier mass and posture;  skins, surfaces, and couture shingles were added to accentuate the mass to a level of exuberance which created a mis-reading of mass, scale, proportion, & silhouette to the extent which caused dis-association between skin, furr, and mass.  In turn a re-association was triggered; Doghouse, Guesthouse, & Mainhouse.