One of the cardboard boxes gets modified to create a small reading room by removing one of the walls and the top of the box. By adding one shelf and one chair to the space, it acquires a completely different program, and now the father can enjoy his books here.
First detail section
The new detail comes from a re-thinking process. I saw that with the first detail the father could only enjoy the reading when the house was empty, because it's an open space and maybe if his wife was meetting with her friends the conversation sounds could disturb him.
So I decided that the space had to be enclosed, but without losing the visual permeability of the house. We all know that reading is an activity that requires silence, so we can focus on the history we are trying to read. The new box maintains its top and one of the walls changes its position. Now we find two wide methacrylate panels -glass panels would make the box to heavy to be moved- that insulate the space without losing the light provided by the translucent walls of the house.
With the help of people who posted comments in my Details, I reached the conclusion that, keeping the modifications of the Second Detail, the box should be able to acquiere a major level of intimacy when the user requested. I think that the most effective solution is a curtain system with a translucent fabric, which allows the light to cross through it, but not the image.
On the other hand, I also saw that to be completely operational by night, the box should be provided with some kind of enlightenment. As the box is moving into the home space, a conventional system doesn´t work since the cable would make it impossible. So, taking advantage of the building´s unique-translucent enclosure, I propose a small solar panel set in one of the walls, which will store that energy to be used by a LED bulb by the night.
Finally, this bulb goes inside an extensible lamp, so the user can adapt it to the accurate height.