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Arritt Farmhouse / OnSite

  • 01:00 - 29 July, 2010
Arritt Farmhouse / OnSite
Arritt Farmhouse / OnSite, Courtesy of  onsite architecture
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Potts Creek, VA 24426, United States
  • Architects

    OnSite
  • Project Team

    Sean King, Patrick Hummel, Erin Carraher
  • Project Managers

    Marie and Keith Zawistowski
  • Structural Engineering

    Pierre LaFlamme
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of onsite architecture

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From the architect. The project consisted of the complete renovation of an existing two hundred year old farmhouse and the design and construction of a new three story tower addition. The addition, a quilting studio and guest rooms, is conceived as a torqued translucent volume with punched window openings that frame particular creek and mountain views.

The time-tested timber framing techniques uncovered while renovating the existing house inspired the tower’s structure. A three-dimensional computer model enabled the building to be constructed as a kit of parts, each pre-cut and coded for efficient assembly. The building’s translucent polycarbonate envelope conforms to the, hyperbolic shape, baths the interior spaces in an even natural light and reveals a sculptural timber frame. The building is the resolutely modern expression of an ancient technique.

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