PLATFORM HOUSE

The origins for the design of this building are drawn from the utilitarian buildings of our region and are rooted in the economy and function of the elevated shed. Designed to replace an existing farmhouse this new building relates to the vernacular tradition of keeping elevated above the ground to eliminate moisture and prevent the growth of mold. The house is placed above the site and faces south to maximize solar gain. The resultant lightness of form, with its corncrib-like skin of fiber-cement boards, simple rectangular shape, and placement on the grid of the original farmstead relates to both regional farm groupings and the language of modern architecture.

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