The designing objective of the MEAN house is to rebalance the natural elements, the Air, Humanity, and Lighting by reorganizing the spaces; also try to make the lowest impact on the original house. The spatial design was considered horizontally and vertically, involving the philosophy “Doctrine of the Mean” to create a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere and keep users neutral.
The Mean House
It is a concept in Ecology which describes that the natural systems are in a state of equilibrium. In artificial space, when people separate the space into small scale, the balance might be broken. When I first visited Horrocks House, I felt that the interior space was excessively separated; some parts were too bright and warm, and some were gloomy and cold.