House of a Sadist

Sectional diagram


An idea exercise to consider qualities and aspects of a house designed for a Sadist (noun sa·dism \ˈsā-ˌdi-zəm, ˈsa-\: enjoyment that someone gets from being violent or cruel or from causing pain). The approach is a simple one with a sharp painful exterior and a padded cushioned interior.

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Set in a rural context.


 interior images

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This design playfully utilizes the idea of a sea urchin as a house.  Key considerations include exterior hardware with protective and defensive qualities contrasted with interior details of upholstery and padding for comfort.  Though illustrated in extreme here, these aspects are part of every house design.  This post is a counterpart to House of a Masocist.