Renovation and addition, 2019 [ + ]
Inspired by the tradition of growth and change found with the early 19th-century connected farm buildings of the American Northeast, this project uses an addition to link renovations of an 1890s house and 1930s barn, interweaving old and new. While volumes and programs are adjacent, each has its autonomy. A new outdoor room connects between the surrounding landscape and the climatized volumes of the addition and barn. Responding to a location with heavy snowfall, the barrel vaulted roofs for the new construction shed snow away from the building while also contrasting with the existing gables. Inside, the curved geometry creates better head height for a mezzanine study.