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Ruby Springs PREFAB / Medicine Hat Inc.

  • 00:00 - 6 August, 2011
Ruby Springs PREFAB / Medicine Hat Inc.
Ruby Springs PREFAB / Medicine Hat Inc., ©  Will Brewster / Medicine Hat Inc.
©  Will Brewster / Medicine Hat Inc.

©  Will Brewster / Medicine Hat Inc. ©  Will Brewster / Medicine Hat Inc. ©  Will Brewster / Medicine Hat Inc. ©  Will Brewster / Medicine Hat Inc. + 12

Text description provided by the architects. The Ruby Springs PREFAB by Medicine Hat Inc. exhibits the best attributes of the modular prefab home. Set against the mountains and trees of the Montana landscape this residence connects to its surroundings both with materiality and porosity. The prefabricated nature of the structure has left its landscape and natural beauty untouched.

©  Will Brewster / Medicine Hat Inc.
©  Will Brewster / Medicine Hat Inc.

A careful consideration of existing conditions and views creates the optimal orientations and directionalities of the prefabricated modules and the scheme of screens.

©  Will Brewster / Medicine Hat Inc.
©  Will Brewster / Medicine Hat Inc.

The humble abode is made up of five modular sections which were constructed 130 east in Gallatin Gateway. When transported the components were assembled and the new structure established within the day.

©  Will Brewster / Medicine Hat Inc.
©  Will Brewster / Medicine Hat Inc.

A system of operable hydraulic screens on the exterior of the building encloses outdoor patio and porch spaces. These screens act as filters for both light and view. Easily operable, these screens can be raised to allow for more porosity or kept in place for visual interest. When raised the screens act as a cantilevered canopy. As the light moves across the closed screens shadows slide across surfaces creating an ever changing façade.

©  Will Brewster / Medicine Hat Inc.
©  Will Brewster / Medicine Hat Inc.

A series of sliding “barn” doors also encloses parts of the interior. When raised the landscape becomes an extension of the living area. The material of the interior and exterior faces blend together and the natural browns of the surrounding mountains and hayfields become one with the structure.

©  Will Brewster / Medicine Hat Inc.
©  Will Brewster / Medicine Hat Inc.

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Cite: "Ruby Springs PREFAB / Medicine Hat Inc." 06 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/155732/ruby-springs-prefab-medicine-hat-inc/> ISSN 0719-8884
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