This was a student project by Tongsue Ly for Michael Cadwell's ARCH 841 course, Autumn 2007.
"The private house has been a venue for architectural investigations in the 20th century. The studio set out to propose a home that challenges this typical typology. Traditionally shaped by the hetero-centric culture of domesticity, the private home increasingly reflects the shifting domestic norms and desires of its inhabitants. 3665 Olentangy is a home proposed for a client with an unusual sensitivity to sunlight and ultra violet rays. This idiosyncrasy sets the home apart from others. While most homes are designed for the greatest natural light and outward views, this home strategically interiorizes landscapes and punctures walls to admit portholes of daylight. A dark wall encloses most of the home, transitioning from a monolith on the south side to a garden wall with niches for orchids on the north. An evergreen forest and an orchid garden are the proposed landscapes for this home. The pine forest creates an all-season refuge for the client while the orchid garden wall allows her freedom to participate in a seasonally changing display." - Tongsue Ly
This work is a part of the online collections of the Knowlton School of Architecture Student Archives, The Ohio State University. It is part of an effort to make accessible student work ranging from the first student that graduated from the program in 1903 to the present. The effort to preserve and digitize drawings in the Student Archives was sponsored in part by the Graham Foundation.