What is unshelter?
Architecture is itself a paradox: on the one hand it’s function is to protect us from our surroundings, to control our movement through space and to produce tidy visual images, but on the other hand it’s something entirely contrary.
This contrary architecture, this “un”shelter, demands attention. It is captured in everyday occurrences of misappropriations such as that of the children pictured below. It is embedded in our very nature to want to escape the confines of our surroundings and to play.
This project is a theoretical examination of the term shelter and a search for a theory of its antonym; an enigma conjured up by the desires of individuality. What is intended is not a rejection of the status quo, of providing shelter, but rather an aim at concretizing what most consider ephemeral, architecture’s raison d’etre: the unshelter.