Endemic Architecture




The ranch house is one of the most renovated house types, primarily due to the intensity in which they were built during the post-war building boom spanning the 1950’s through the 1980’s. This schematic proposal for a “pop-top” ranch house renovation located the Regis-Berkeley neighborhood of Denver, Colorado transforms the ranch house into a modified tri-level that is formally unified by a single, eaveless gable roof. The traditional front porch is present, but is abstracted in the form of a carved barrel vault. A central, small courtyard helps to break up the mass of the house while offering outdoor space in the middle of the house. 
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