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The Mask House By WOJR

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The Mask House, designed by WOJR, an organization of several architects and designers, is located in Ithaca, New York. The small home that measures less than 55 square meters represents a place of seclusion, peace and tranquility.

Behind battens of wood, the single family house stands on stilts over a slope. Situated in the center is a large open room, equipped with a huge glazed facade and a hanging chimney. The room opens into a small kitchen on one side, a bathroom on the opposite side and a small overt cubbyhole that offers space for a bed. The Mask House was conceptualized for one who lost his brother in the lake, which can be observed from the terrace. The building seems to protect its inhabitants from the world outside, from all the requirements and possibilities. Instead, it throws the residents back upon themselves opening a passage to another world.

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