Reconciling the Dream: A place for night owls


The best thing about dreams is that fleeting moment, when you are between asleep and awake, when you don’t know the difference between reality and fantasy, when for just that one moment you feel with your entire soul that the dream is reality, and it really happened. One out of ten people has difficulty falling asleep every night. While many theories and research have been developed in psychology and neuroscience, the question of the sleeping well has been little considered by architects. Oscillating from silence to sound, attraction and distraction, light and darkness, story-telling and magic, this project seeks to explore a sleep architecture that intertwines fantasy and reality, night and day as a form of experiencing the joy of sleeping and waking up.

Designing for the night in hope of good dreams to come, this project will host 11 dreamers every 7 months plus a resident caretaker. From rocking rooms to an area for star gazing, this urban site project will be founded in the belief that reality and dreams are essential to our perception and the world we live in.



Studio Co-Authored with JAAN HOLT