Nashville, TN, USA, Nashville, Tennessee
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|University of Tennessee||Masters in Architecture||2012-2015|
This project celebrates the natural elements of the site. From the ranch home prototype, the Yard House expands upon architecture's ability to define the yard, create outdoor connections, and offer a strong sense of privacy from the surrounding homes. The organization of the plan forces the vehicle toward the side yard separating it from the major outdoor living space. The solid forms and brick façade erode down from private to open as the program dissolves from support and bedroom to main living and entry. These eroded elements transition from the solid, man-made brick to softer, more natural wood materials as the plan moves closer to the trees along the southern edge of the site. The formal gestures of the building give directionality to the more important living spaces and offer guests knowledge of entry and movement.