|dc.description||School of Repetition
The building where you send your kids on a regular basis, in the vague hopes that someday they might be as good as you almost where. Thus, the cycle of learning - unlearning keeps rolling. The school is big, plain, grey and made to evoke feelings of terror, shame, disgust, and pre-sexual curiosity leading to yet more shame. The location is central due to the parents complaining about lack of fresh air in the classroom never doing them any harm. The school as an institution was originally meant to bring a sense of academic pride to the town, and offer recruitment to the lofty elite in the Church or the Bank, but after years of dedicated cheating and bullying, the students turned to more suitable work in the Courthouse or the Hotel, like their parents. Not that there is anything wrong with that!
House with Antcolony
A house was once built on top of a giant ant colony. The ants crawled all over the construction site, and finally the owner - who built the house for his parents who suffered greatly from dementia - understood that the ants had nowhere else to go, they were a part of this house, and had always been. So he made a strong glass wall in the centre of the house, where the ants could regain their lost territory above ground, and in addition gained a unique point of orientation throughout the house for his parents, who could sometimes get lost.
House of Postponing
Led Zeppelin once made a song called Stairway to Heaven. Why not make a point of stairways to houses, both in and out. It should take a while to enter and exit a house, and it should also be tiring in a way. It helps the mind acclimating to the new situation. Once inside, there is a general tension, an atmosphere of unnerving anticipation, and for some reason you can’t sit still. Maybe if you get the chance to climb down into the bunker, you can get some peace?||en_US