Smuggling Architecture is a Graham Foundation funded installation at the Swiss Architecture Museum in Basel, Switzerland.


Builder home plans are formed by the aggregation of specific rooms: bedrooms and bathrooms; living room, kitchen, breakfast nook, and dining room; laundry room and garage..


For pick-and-choose buyers, if you want a larger house, you simply add another room. With a variety of sizes and styles, builder home plans easily accommodate everyone’s needs.


Three builders home were selected as sites for smuggling architecture.


Believe it or not, this is the #1 selling builder's home plan under 2,000 square feet. Functionally, this home accommodates the needs of the nuclear family, organizing master and children's bedrooms on opposite ends of the home.


However, from certain vistas, the enfilade that cuts at a curve through the home presents itself.


In many of the rooms, the introduction of the enfilade nearly goes unperceived.


The rooms function independently as they did prior to the enfilade smuggle.


This 2,500 square foot home plan centralizes all of the home's shared spaces (living, dining, and kitchen) at the center of the home, and lines the perimeter with the bedrooms.


Off of the shared areas are the entrances to the guest suite, the children's suite, the master suite, and the utility suite.


Likewise, from each suite, direct views to the shared areas of the home bring the various suites together.


This 3,000 square foot builder's home plan is defined by a series of stylized chamfered corners throughout the large home.


From the main entrance, the anterooms that are shaped as rotated squares throughout the home, offer a vista of successive rooms.


Within some rooms of the home, the introduction of the anterooms is hardly noticable.


The anterooms playfully animate the interior of the home, creating multiple niches and spaces of connection.


Set in front of a research wall on the topic, the three models appear as ordinary American suburban homes - spaced as they would be along a residential street.


Included in the group exhibition titled Under the Radar at the Swiss Architecture Museum, the Smuggling Architecture installation seeks to reclaim the suburban housing stock that has been neglected by modern architecture.