Joanne K. Cheung

Choose Your Own Sleep

The design for this dormitory stems from a precedent study of Foucault's idea of “panopticon.” The resultant design proposes a spatial manifestation of the opposite of panopticon: Bruno Latour's “ogliopticon.” A helicoidal staircase expands to contain the entirety of the building's program. This staircase accommodates an highly differentiated circulation; habitable space extends from every single step.

About The Designer

Joanne K. Cheung is an artist and designer based in Brooklyn, NY and Cambridge, MA. She is currently an M.Arch candidate at the Harvard University Gradate School of Design. Previously, she received her B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.F.A. from Bard College, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts.