According to my narrative, I designed three spaces. One space engages her to remind of her dead husband, and imagine she is her husband, then write letter. One space is for her to reading letter. The third one is for her to live as a normal person.
The left space is for 'writing letter', the right one is for ' reading letter'.
----'writing letter' space
Her husband is a German navy. The colour of his military uniform, which is white and deep blue really impressed her. Thus, the wall colour and furniture in this room are in white and blue tone. The roof is light blue which is transparent, when sunlight is coming in through the window, everthing will be blued. In such familiar atmosphere, she would recall her husband.
----'reading letter' space
There is no window in this room, because their first meet was at night. The dark space makes her relax and comfortable. Also, she enjoys staying at this room, she doesn't want to be disturbed. If she saw something through the window, it may break her illusion and drag her back to the real world. This is another reason why there is no window.
I used two same form to show her split personality. One is reversed. Thus, one faces up, and one faces down. Furthermore, the contrast of a dark and light space expresses the two different spiritual worlds.
The special building form shows the process of her role transition. The staircase is setted in the middle. She cannot suddenlly transfer to another role. She needs to feel the surroundings. The more she sees, touches and feels, the more she can recall. So, such shape shows the changes of her mentation.
The third room is for her to live as a normal person. The curved surface is to show her weak heart. She tries to pretect herself. The door is hided under the particular shape. Also, she tries to put their two people's world in her deep heart, it only belongs to themselves, and she wants to protect the spiritual world and memories. Thus, the spaces are hided behind the structural thing.
Information about the painting:
Jan Vermeer, A Girl Reading a Letter by an Open Window, ca. 1657-59. Oil on Canvas. Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Gemäldegalerie, Dresden.
A house for a schizophrene to read letter from her died husband, which is actually written by herself.