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AIA COD / SO Architecture

We recently shared Albert McDonald’s winning entry for the COD competition, and now SO Architecture just shared their proposal with us.  The proposal entitled “Free Plan (T)” incorporates the free plan of Le Corbusier in an effort to leave the inner organization undisturbed.  Yet, the free plans also means “no walls shall disturb one to live among nature”.   Taking inspiration from Raymond’s work and incorpation of nature, the firm proposes to “take the house into the landscape”.

More about SO Architecture’s proposal after the break.

AIA 2009 COD Competition / First Prize Albert M. McDonald

Albert M. McDonald, an associate architect from PBC+L Architecture, just shared his winning entry for the AIA 2009 COD Competition, Listening to the Past, Looking to the Future: A House for Today. The sketch competition asked participants to design a sustainable home to replace the demolished Rachel Raymond House designed by her sister Eleanor Raymond, FAIA.  The new 2,500 sq ft home would be placed on the original site using the same program brief as the original, yet it would be a contemporary interpretation and implement sustainable strategies.

The jury noted that McDonald’s proposal was ”the most thoughtful and sophisticated text considering the history of the site and the original Raymond House. This submission had the best integrated sustainable strategies in terms of the Living Building Challenge and was very thoughtfully done with the site in mind. This project created a sense of place and a place that could be enjoyed for both communal and individual experiences.”

More about the winning proposal after the break.