We live in an age of global standardised housing – yet rarely reflect on the symbolic nature of these architectural structures we inhabit. A house is a membrane that separates culture from nature. This divide is expressed vividly through the clashing acoustic soundscapes associated with each world. Designed in the image of the womb, the house is a warm container. A house gives its inhabitants a sense of control over time, space and activities within its small scale universe. Decorations and furniture reveal private narratives. Windows and doors are the thresholds through which we maintain a link with ‘mother earth’. ‘Threshold’ creatively explores these liminal zones.