Barndominium

The Barndominium is a contemporary elaboration of a historical archetype, establishing a dialogue between a modern live/work program, and the vernacular barn typology. The project is “floated” above the site as a metric to gauge the subtle slope of the Texas landscape in contrast to typical methods of development, which level the natural topography to pour a slab-on-grade. More than an aesthetic decision, the raised foundation resists problems associated with the high clay content found in Texas soil, developing a “crawl-space” which provides access to underfloor mechanical, plumbing and electrical. As both an economic and environmental strategy the workshop is mechanically separated from the living area, allowing for an actively conditoned living environment and a passively conditioned work environment throughout most of the year.

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  • Joana Lazarova
    Joana Lazarova updated 82 media, updated and uploaded 13 media
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    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com
  • Karl Smith
    Karl Smith commented
    Nice look. Read description as "we were too cheap to level the earth and pour a slab
    about 6 years ago via Mobile