A life nestled among the trees...
As part of their long-term expansion plans, Chattam University administrators envisioned separate, more secluded housing for graduate students. Our studio was tasked with each designing a housing unit for a small family. This is my subsequent design, inspired by the Usonian houses of Frank Lloyd Wright.
The layout of the house is driven by two masses: a long & tall space that projects out into the landscape, and a shorter square mass that hides back among the tree cover. The long mass contains the living room and kitchen, while the square mass contains the bedrooms. Together they represent prospect & refuge - the act of looking out across the landscape or sheltering from it.
This was a solo studio project, and I was responsible for the design & all drawings. Each student designed a cabin on their own, which were sited next to each other on the hill.