The Township of Domestic Parts: Made in Taiwan is a collection of nine small houses, each with a single program. Scattered inside the Palazzo delle Prigioni, it forms an interior township of misfit parts. Each house embodies one domestic program, such as the House of Sleep, or the House of Social Eating.
Domesticity is possibly one of the most fundamental beginnings of architecture. In some ways, we are trying to make a direct correlation between privacy and the production of the program. There is something very modern about the idea of programmatic specificity. In the Manor of Nietzsche, architectural critic Jeffrey Kipnis imposed a question: "Did the cavemen set out looking for a two bedroom cave?"
Program, particularly throughout the 20th century, has evolved into a highly specialized vocabulary in the composition of the interior, and at times it even impacts the exterior. Through the institutionalization of the program, we have set standards for evaluation as well as enhancing privacy, our civilization seems to have adapted to a new norm in the domestic grammar over the last 150 years.