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Nearly every human experience can and does take place in a house, and the organization of a house and the spaces within it should take this variety into account. This is not to say that our homes should have spaces for each kind of experience and emotion—that in addition to endless places to eat, sit and work, there might be one room for sadness, another for celebration, another for love, and yet another for disagreement and confrontation—but simply that our designs should acknowledge these various "functions" of a house. Luckily for our budgets, we can do many different things in the same space—but this creates a tension. On the one hand, spaces need to be as abstract as possible,