randy brown built himself a motion picture in the shape of a house.

some people express their freedom via clever movements. the player or dancer who makes a great move. others express their freedom by what they build. a great play, a great house.

architect randy brown’s own house in nebraska.

to think that the money spent to build this space could have been used to build an approximation of a traditional mansion; a fortress that directs the inhabitant’s eye inward, to furnishings. a giant price tag writ in the architectural language of pre-democratic societies.

instead, Brown, like other contemporary architects, has created a series of spaces that engage the inhabitant’s sense of place and of what it is possible. it’s like being inside a movie rather than a mausoleum.