P R E V I O U S L Y O N T H E 2 0 K H O U S E …
Our first design week, we were encouraged to tackle new diagrams of the three plans above to begin an initial direction for the project. The Glenn Murcutt diagram organizes a solid storage bar to open the adjacent living spaces of the house in hopes of maximizing views to the exterior. Xavier Vendrell’s diagram organizes split bedrooms around a central service core to separate living spaces. Steven Long’s dogtrot diagram provides a breezeway between two living spaces to utilize natural air as a cooling element in the house.
Taking the advantages of all three diagrams, we developed a hybrid scheme that uses both the storage bar to organize space and a “false” dogtrot to open up for air circulation. Pushing the service into the bar offers a unique spatial opportunity for the resident, meaning that the interior space really opens up upon arriving, creating an “aha” moment of transparency. Visual and physical connection to the landscape is something we would like to explore with this scheme.
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