CASE STUDY HOMES
The designing of these “Contemporary Farm Homes” began by studying the architectural vernacular of Upstate New York, as well as the landscape. This lead to a design process that developed a series of analysis focusing on major variables such as: site, natural resources, program, transportation, construction method, building cost, and finances.
By the end of this process - the forms, materiality, and spatial compositions for these homes began to take shape. The home’s dimensions, layout, and form were designed to maximize the site’s natural resources, and to create pleasing functional and aesthetic transitions from one zone to the next. Perhaps, the most important spatial compositions are the relationship of the interior and exterior spaces. Forming this negative spatial composition within the landscape not only engages us with our surrounding, but enriches our experience with the architecture and landscape together. It is here, where we experience life, or more importantly how we interact with tangible and intangible in our everyday lives.
Our design concepts are appropriate to the environment, program, and materials required in each case. Stylistically, the use of traditional forms in the home’s otherwise contemporary design serves multiple needs: to reduce construction lead-time, cost, and waste; and to provide for a sense of familiarity. At the same time, the innovative interior spaces are composed with a modern elegance that maximizes the home’s layout and interaction within the landscape.