Inside view of the model
After following a path, open and long, we reach a more intimate space excavated below the level of the primary structure. This protected corner unfolds further into a niche detached from the neighbouring perpendicular plane, to allow for a narrow window and a pleasurable sitting sill. This solid vertical element continues upward toward an “ajouré” ceiling through which light enters, is divided by willowy beams.
Outside view of the model
"The most practical aspect of the window recessions is a sense of privacy and humanity they provide, creating variations along the facades that cast shadows and give a texture to the form. Not only do they break the planarity of the façade and bring the exterior inside, but they allow for an open window during a heavy rainstorm, as their form naturally protects against water infiltration.”
(From the thesis “LOUIS I. KAHN’S FISHER HOUSE: A CASE STUDY ON THE ARCHITECTURAL DETAIL AND DESIGN INTENT by Pierson William Booher)
Betsy Von Furstenberg reading a script in a windowsill in New York. By Stanley Kubrick.