Modern Confession Booth Lets People Share Information in Private
In response to the ubiquity of open air architecture, Nick Ross has designed an alternative space for people to connect in privately.
There is no question that since the advent of social media we have increasingly placed more of ourselves into the public sphere. We have access to information about people we never would have been privy to unless we were friends or even just acquaintances. But is this phenomenon only relegated to the digital sphere or has it manifested itself in our architectures and physical objects as well?
According to designer Nick Ross, ever since architects began excluding interior walls from their building designs we have lost spaces for which we can share intimate or private information. We no longer have spaces where we can “confess,” so to speak, with some level of privacy. In response to this ubiquitous design trend Ross designed an archetype for what he calls a Confession Booth where people can meet alone to share information they wouldn’t want anyone else to hear. This becomes an alternative to actually walling off rooms to create private spaces.