The Modular House Pavilion is part of a series of public art installation proposals called, The House as a Metaphor. This series of public art installations plays with the iconic house shape in a variety of abstracted contexts, and sometimes juxtaposes the house with other recognizable symbols. Most of the pieces are monochrome, and use a single material (such as painted steel) for both the house and the additions to it. Minimal and conceptual, these installations are meant to interrogate the meaning of the house symbol by exploring how simple interventions affect its interpretation. In this case, the concept of modular housing is taken to an extreme interpretation by clustering the same shape and sized symbolic house element into an unpredictable assemblage, which cantilevers out into the surrounding landscape in every direction. Indirectly, the Modular House Pavilion becomes semi-functional by providing a public place where people can gather together under the shade of the cluster of modular houses. 

Michael Jantzen Studio


The Modular House Pavilion