272 21st Street, Brooklyn, NY
Yin Yang House:
The classic diagram for a passive solar house calls for large areas of glazing with overhangs facing south, and limited glazing areas facing north; east and west exposures minimized. This concept was the starting point for this project. The rear of the building faces south, and the front north. The idea of the dark side of the house and the light side of the house finally crystallized into separate black and white facades, and by extension of that idea, into the concept of yin and yang. This has become a guiding principal for playing with mutually interdependent opposites.