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Akin to many constructed objects in the agrarian landscape, such as neighboring silo, the 5,000 sf house is a single-box clad in a zinc galvanized metal skin. Taking cues from an old farm nearby, this simple form sets its back against an existing mature tree line at the northwest corner of the site to buffer the harsh and predominantly northwest winter winds. In turn, the south and east walls open up to harness the sun’s warmth in winter months and capture the preserved aspect of the crop field and bird sanctuary beyond. Its apparent simplicity is articulated by specific moments of
experience. These encompass notions of the house as a
tunable instrument: to connect to and be responsive to our environment and range from compression-release, intimate conversations by the warmth of fire, a morning coffee in the sun, a gallery for the art and books of a lifetime, a silo ladder that ascends to a secret rooftop observatory with a platform geometry that radiates ... more

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Styles:
Contemporary, Modern
Location:
Ellington, WI, USA
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