Meditation Room

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North House

In progress.

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Maple House

In progress.

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Milford Residence

In progress.

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Planted Barn _ Tulsa Botanic Garden

In progress.

_Designed in partnership with Mary Jones.

Our proposal is a layered approach, beginning with a simple red drum-shaped hall. This hall has an uninterrupted circular plan and will easily accommodate a multitude of activities, from weddings, to classes, to board meetings. We have placed the auxiliary storage, restroom, and prep functions outside of this pure volume, so as to not interfere with the form’s simple beauty. A large skylight will bring in ample daylight and exposed wood structure will add a tactile quality. A large glass wall will seamlessly connect the interior space with the Commons of the Homestead Garden and allow views to the Boxwood House beyond. The feeling will be at once both expansive and warm.

A generous stair winds around the drum, connecting the inner drum to an outer skin. This exterior stair would have a large landing at the halfway point with an operable glass wall that would give the users a view of activities within the drum. From there the stair would ascend to the Lookout where one would be greeted with a panoramic view of the lake, the garden, and downtown.

The conditioned drum is wrapped in an exterior planted skin, becoming an experimental vertical garden. Its structure would be a steel and mesh framework on which vines would be encouraged to grow. It would have a level of transparency, created by natural vine growth and deliberate architectural punctures, that would allow glimpses of the red drum within. Different types of flowering vines would be allowed to take over its surface thus providing an ever- changing facade.

The Planted Barn completely accommodates the programmatic goals of the building and takes full advantage of the site on which it is “planted”.

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Wood Lane Residence

In progress.

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The Courtyard House

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Stanmore House

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Cordell Container House

This house was designed for a speculative builder, however, it sold prior to completion and thus reflects the personality of its owners. When investigating the use of containers, we quickly concluded that thinking of them as 8′ thick walls rather than as rooms made the most sense. We were able to program the “walls” with functions that fit in that tight dimension like bathrooms, a kitchen, and closets. The primary space of the house however is created in the center of a U-shaped arrangement of three containers. A fourth container houses a small guest suite and acts as a site wall that encloses a small court yard.

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Fenwood House

In progress.

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