Type: Residential
Location: Raleigh
Size: 7,000 SF
Year: 2020

An investigation into mass timber construction, the aesthetics of wood, post-digital materiality, the American South, and new forms of domesticity.

This project re-invisions the dogtrot, a common residential typology throughout the Southeastern United States during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The main feature was a large breezeway through the center of the house to mitigate the harsh summer temperatures by providing passive ventilation.

The project synthesizes multiple references such as Southern vernacular, Southern culture, Scandinavian materiality, and post-digital trends in contemporary art practice to move beyond standard applications of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) at the scale of a single-family house.

︎︎︎View of exposed CLT stair

︎︎︎Third Floor Plan

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