This house is for my mother. It is made of common parts—its character comes from accumulating them in excessive quantities or arranging them unconventionally. The roof has too many gables. The interior is all doors. The steps in the back yard are very wide. The siding is aligned with the pitched roof rather than the walls and striped in alternating shades of a coral pink-orange.
The envelope is made of repeating blocks with identical doors and gables. The blocks are shifted a quarter module from top to bottom, front to back, and side to side, which creates a number of misalignments and alignments at the interior. No two sets of doors line up across either level of the house, but the doors at the bottom and top of the stair do. The main level is a single open room surrounded by 28 sets of double doors, which lead outside and to storage areas contained within thick perimeter walls. Rooms on the upper level have vaulted ceilings within 1 1/2 or 2 roof gables.
The house is currently under construction in Denver, CO.
Villa Plan Diagrams
Main Level Plan
Upper Level Plan
East and South Elevations
West and North Elevations