Modular Country Home
- Size: 14,000 SF
- Cost: Withheld
- Completion Date: 2006
On a rural site in Clarksville there is an existing home created from four manufactured modular units. The owners wished to change the closed nature of the house, inherent in the modules, and create a home more connected to the site. The new house design “keeps” two of the original modules and adds four new ones, each oriented to a specific domestic function.
The spaces created between the units open the house to the surrounding rural landscape, while allowing space to run freely through the house. These in-between spaces, which are mostly glazed, emphasize the formal presence of the modular units. A series of porches further blur the line between interior and exterior. The contrast between the modular units and the in-between spaces set up a variety of experiences that reflect the different functions of the home. Independently, a series of roofs hover above, linking the spaces and unifying the house. A band of clerestory glazing separates the eave of the roofs and the house, emphasizing its floating quality.