Endemic Architecture



The ranch house succeeded in doing what previous residential types most often intentionally avoided with their compositional tendencies for symmetry, frontality, and contextualization: by contrast, the ranch house’s disturbed  legibility of elements through the seemingly independent consideration of parts within the whole of a façade. These elements and compositional logics center on location of the front door, the roof-to-wall relationship, window scales, and compaction of the vertical dimension. For this proposal, techniques of “composite averaging” were used to create recombinant, hybrid expressions for the ranch house type.



Copyright, Endemic Architecture 2021