Contemporary home design which called the Butterfly House is still progressed by the architect davidclovers. Covers area for about 1,000 square foot, this contemporary home design is located in Wayne County, Pennsylvania, USA. This contemporary project expected its completion in 2011.
Laugier presented a primitive hut using the three basic elements of the architecture such as the post, the lintel and the gable in search of the origins of the architecture. Comprised of four basic qualities-earthwork, hearth, framework/roof and the enclosing membrane, semper’s pursuit of the origin which resulted in a primitive dwelling.
Semper’s meditation are a vehicle to essentialism that which is previously seen as superfluous, it is called the building enclosure while Laugier’s list of the basic elements stemmed from the obsession with the disciplinary origins. Semper wanted to put the ornament to work. This contemporary home project is an exercise in re working three ubiquitous elements such as window, door and roof, until they exceed their functional value and lead the way to the new architectural effects.
Updated to reflect a post-bubble economic climate rather than mythical origins, as well as Semper’s interest in the productive capacity of the apparently unnecessary, this contemporary house project builds upon Laugier’s primitive hut as a model of fitness. To solicit the rich qualities and the characteristics and uncovers a zone of the enchantment between the essential and the excessive, the architect conceptual hut uses a limited of the elements.
Contemporary Home Design Architecture
This contemporary house project which is still progressed and it is called the Butterfly House is a 1,000 square foot guesthouse which is situated on a 22-acre, heavily wooded property which is located in Northeast Pennsylvania. The two artists commissioned the project in 2009; it is at the height of the economic recession.
The design of this contemporary house project takes the advantage of these constraints to create a broad spectrum of the qualities and experiences by using one window (view), one door (access) and one roof (shelter), rather than seeing this condition as a handicap. The elements pressurize, bend and stretch in relationship to another; it is making the boundaries between them ambiguous and not often identifiable. The elements itself are entangled with one another as a means of the activating the building’s surfaces-top to bottom, inside and out-to work on the overall mass.
Location: Wayne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Project Area: 1,000 sqf
Expected Completion: Fall 2011