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Park House / PLY Architecture

  • Architects: PLY Architecture
  • Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • Architects: PLY Architecture
  • Design And Construction: Karl Daubmann, Craig Borum(Principals) Shannon Burke (Design); Scott LaPorte, Matt Deiner, Marsall Prado, Alexis Coir, Mike Ezban (Construction)
  • Area: 1000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Courtesy of PLY Architecture

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From the architect. The Park House addresses generic and specific aspects of residential construction. The site specifics are the adjacency of a city park on the North and a steep slope across the site. The addition must also integrate the existing historic house with the site. 

Courtesy of PLY Architecture
Courtesy of PLY Architecture

As a generic approach, the addition exploits the local zoning regulations to create an attached second residential unit allowing the addition to share utilities. The addition defers to the historic house on the front and creates a courtyard on the rear. 

Studio_East Elev
Studio_East Elev

A car port and garage / workshop are slid under the new residential unit as the site drops away. One moves under the carport and up to a shared deck as the building twists and bends overhead.

Courtesy of PLY Architecture
Courtesy of PLY Architecture
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