Endemic Architecture

The farmhouse is an interesting house type. On one hand it is associated with simple ruralism while on the other hand it has become something of a cultural fetish known as the ‘modern farmhouse’.  We tend to prefer a more enigmatic quality that sits somewhwere between those two, and which was the basis for The Farmhouse near Sedalia, Coloardo.

The Farmhouse manipulates familiar farmhouse elements, such as the front porch, chimney, and gambrel roof in an effort to shift expected formal, spatial, and contextual experiences or associations of a farmhouse. The project consists of two houses - a main house and a small guest house - along with a series of integrated barns and landscape elements, fostering animal, vegetal, and human interactions. The black, charred wood siding contrasts the winter white and summer green landscapes, using color contrast to heighten the qualities of the landscape and the architecture. This project was designed for a family in Plumb Creek Valley, near Sedalia, Colorado. 


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