Park House / PLY Architecture


Architects: PLY Architecture
Location: , Michigan, USA
Design and Construction: Karl Daubmann, Craig Borum(Principals) Shannon Burke (Design); Scott LaPorte, Matt Deiner, Marsall Prado, Alexis Coir, Mike Ezban (Construction)
Project Area: 1000 sqf
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: PLY Architecture


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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. 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. 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.

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Cite: "Park House / PLY Architecture" 26 Dec 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 30 May 2015. <>
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    does anybody know the floor construction? – it looks like plywood boards. what is the proper way to build such floor? thickness of plywood boards, type of wood, how is it fastened to the underlaying construction (OSB boards?), surface treatment? thanks