The Lodged house was an investigation in the design of a residence that fits in a 7’8” gap between two houses on Beacon St. The building had to provide living and working quarters for one person. The image of shearing and compression is manifest in a series of wedge-like forms along the depth of the buildling. These wedges become spaces for built-in furniture, skylights, and help to define a separation between the first and second floor of the building.