When we received national recognition for the Slot House, the collaboration needed a name. A part of the decision to call ourselves noroof architects is that the alliance began with support from teaching and practicing under other roofs. We also enjoy the suggestion of openness, as “opening the work” is an invitation for others – inhabitants and passerbys – to participate in its making by adding their own experiences to the architecture. We do this through creating visible relations that connect everyday matter and circumstances to entities outside of themselves, thereby re-collecting the beauty of ordinary things.
And of course we remember that hope was all that remained inside when the lid came off of Pandora’s box.