Architects Steven Holl and Dimitra Tsachrelia give viewers a tour – experientially and conceptually – through the Ex of IN House, a guest house located on 28 forested acres in Rhinebeck, New York.
The six-minute film by Spirit of Space goes inside the Ex of IN House, which is a built manifestation of Steven Holl Architects' ongoing research and development project, Explorations of "IN." Although the guest house stems from a seven-point manifesto that is a bit esoteric in some of its points, the design clearly emphasizes experience, particularly in relation to its surroundings. In other words, one does not need to understand the intentions to appreciate the house. Regardless, the short film brings one closer to an understanding through the words of the architects and the immersion of the viewer inside the wood-lined, "zero-bedroom" house.