House of a Masocist

bag-geode collage

An idea exercise to consider the qualities of a house designed for a masocist (noun mas·och·ism \ˈma-sə-ˌki-zəm, ˈma-zə- also ˈmā-\. : enjoyment of pain : pleasure that someone gets from being abused or hurt).  The approach is a simple one of an exterior inviting abuse with an interior of hard course edges.



Set in an urban context among rowhouses.

punching bagbed of nails

geode interior images

paincrystal cavern


The design playfully utilizes the idea of a punching bag as a house. Key considerations include the incorporation of soft exterior components as well as hard crystalline interior elements.  This post is a counterpart to House of a Sadist.