Periscope House

The periscope extends over walls and peeks around corners, stretching and bending and dissolving the limitations of our time-bound vantage point to show us what comes next.

Just as sleep is a bridge between today and tomorrow, occupying neither space, the body of the periscope transcends physical and temporal boundaries. Its volume is infinite. Within its walls the past, the present, and the future are held in suspension. In it time is reflected, refracted, and protracted.

The Periscope House, oriented so that it opens onto the eastern and western horizons, reflects the sunrise and sunset through its full length, collecting and sustaining time. The activities of the home and the family become the filter through which the past is remembered and the future anticipated.