The living space project which is called Abiquiu House is completed designed by the Anderson Anderson Architecture in a small town in New Mexico. This project is ordered by the architect client’s, he is an anthropologist and a concert pianist which is retiring from Phoenix, Arizona, to this small New Mexico town which is precisely located on a desert site fronting the Rio Chama, not far from Georgia O’Keefe’s famous home on the bluff above the house project which is uses several relatively standard prefabrication systems.
For the wall panels only the SIPs are used while the roof and the floors are constructed of prefabricated 2×4 long-span trusses. The house is switched shortly before the construction to a truss system to a simplify the assembly and to reduce the structural lumber spines which is required in the long spans of the panels although it is originally intended to use the panels as the roof and the floor structure as well.
The architect client’s have a number of animals such dogs and cats, and occasional injured strays which they are concerned with the protecting from the prevalent local hawks, eagles, coyotes and the rattlesnakes. The architect developed a thoroughly integrated tuhe animal house, rather than compromise the design with the addition of a retrofitted chain link dog run. Besides, the architect settled on chain link as a major material system for the house for the budget reasons, local contextualism, and appropriately barnyard practicality, it is for protecting the domestic animals and people from other animals or accidental fall from the upper terraces.
This can be rolled out and hung from above like the curtains, chain link is an ingenious prefabricated system which is stretched and bottled to the walls and the frames with the large, round which is specially cut steel washers which can be inexpensively manufactured in quality and made available as the modular parts in the system.
In some places of this living space design, the chain link is stands away from the house, it is providing the enclosure to the exterior living spaces, and in other areas it is hugs tight to the steel-sliding-clad wall surfaces, while its providing the visuals continuity and the textural relief to the large flat planes while at the same time providing a trellis for creeping plants which will grow up from the ground to the further soften the profile of the house.
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