NEWTON HOUSE

This house nestles into the grass on the open rolling land west of Lawrence, KS. The simple form is inspired by the common industrial /agricultural buildings of our region. The elementary relationship to the ground and sky of these vernacular buildings is a continual source of inspiration for our work. Visually anchoring the form to the horizon is a brise-soleil, continuous louvers that provide shading from the intense summer sun. Enhancing the sense of the prairie spilling through the interior of the building are continuous windows set into galvanized frames. Arched overhead trusses and a gently curving wall of glass and steel define the interior spaces. These materials were used extensively to strengthen the contrast with the grassland and to advance our concerns for sustainability.
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ROCKHILL and ASSOCIATES, 1546 E350 RD, LECOMPTON. KS 66050, phone:785-393-0747, ROCKHILL@SUNFLOWER.COM