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Terrain, Topography, Soil, Ground, Glebe
Pisgah Mountain Museum
Connecting to the surrounding context the
observatory serves as a place to view and
study local wildlife and surrounding landscape.
AREA: 6,000 SF
4 Corners Cabin Dwelling
Cedar "Timber", Concrete
The program revolves around a central open garden space, the functions of the home are split into 4 equal quadrants each defining a use for the occupant.
All components spill into a light filled open gathering space, a "Hearth" at the middle.
The roof is fully occupiable for 360 views
to the surrounding mountain ranges.
The Cruciform circulation space will allow for natural cross ventilation and passive air flow between the 4 solid volumes.
A "Dwelling" for the Elders
A 12 Square Grid layout using two 20' container pods with locally sourced cedar and heavy timber framing. Open central breezeway for natural ventilation and
passive comfort. A double roof system
will be used as well as PV panel and
water actuation for this small scale build.
Historic treatment of torched cedar to
provide for the exterior cladding.
Terrain of the Coastal Plains
Gulf Coast pines have made
their way for over 60,000 years.
A study of place.
Sequence of formations both earthly and built as captured within a setting of naturally eroded land and rock.
Timber formwork framing is used to cast the concrete shell and later preserved and used to clad the interior space of the dwelling.