Year: 2017

Location: Joshua Tree, CA

For: Private Commission

Team: Jimenez Lai, Joanna Grant, Lena Kohl, Sharif Anous, Miaojie Zhang, Tien Chen

Maison Bande Dessinée is a desert house in Joshua Tree, CA. It is a house with frames that frame frames. Contained within the frames are episodes of still life paintings in a contemporary world. The frames themselves are prosthetics, organized to view nature, as well as the social context of this house.

The house itself has an adversarial relationship with its northerly neighbor, thus the filtering of views screens out the chances of viewing in, but allowing only viewing out.