North and Central America->United States->Wisconsin->Madison
This was a graduate student project by Smaran Mallesh for Michael Cadwell's ARCH 841 course, Autumn 2004. This project involved addition to an existing house.
"During the preliminary phases of this project, our studio analyzed three of Wright's early Usonian Houses: Jacobs, Winckler-Goetsch, and Pew. We paid particular attention to the following paradoxes: site as an extended field that is, nevertheless, stratified; construction as a continuous skin that is, nevertheless, differentiated vertically; program as a break from its Victorian precursor that is, nevertheless, outdated; and space as a fluid medium that is, nevertheless, composed with overlapping configurations and modified by lighting effects. In adding on to the Pew House, I addressed these paradoxes with a more inclusive attitude to the site (inhabiting Wright's undercarriage), construction (no longer differentiating according to the earth's datum), program (no longer tithed to the family but to recreation), and space (now flooded with liquid effects.)" --Smaran Mallesh
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.
Keywords: student work, addition, cardboard, KSA, residential structures, housing, houses. Submitted by Smaran Mallesh for ARCH 841.