The Slowmo House offers a critique of the modern concept of time as an incremental and quantifiable flow, devoid of any qualitative and spatial sense. This concept of time is not advantageous to architecture, since by removing time from space it has transformed our spatial sensibility into one more governed by a generic and unilateral assessment of anticipated future use (program) rather than by its ability to promote and amplify the lived experience of the present moment. The Slowmo House is therefore designed to reintegrate space and time, allowing the present to become re-spatialized as the arena of heterogeneous qualities and idiosyncratic daily life. Rather than enduring stoically through time, the Slowmo House continually manipulates it.
The house slows down the flow of time in order that it can be appreciated in all of its phenomenal diversity, transforming the idiosyncratic moments of daily life—waking up, making coffee, the rustling of leaves, or even a video chat with a friend—into unique spatial, atmospheric, and ultimately architectural experiences. In order to accomplish this, the house remains in a constant state of motion.