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Hidden House // OPA

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Hidden House is an exploration of what happens to architecture when it lives in a city that is allergic to change.
In this context, the house wears a mask to hide the architectural freedoms within.
The mask—in this case, the facade—conforms to society’s idea of what is appropriate while all that cannot be expressed in civil life takes up residence behind it.

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Some amount of repression is essential to civilization—a compromise between the individual’s instincts and society.
Only by gaining access to the interior can one explore the house’s private domestic fantasies..

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Hidden House Gallery

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Reimagining Benefield // HKS, Inc.

Richmond, VA, United States

© Jim Stephenson Architectural Photography + Films

Art Barn by Thomas and Peter Randall-Page // Jim Stephenson Architectu ral Photography + Films

Devon, England, United Kingdom

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