Residential Design – Hangman House

Elevation View
Elevation View

Well 2012 is almost over and to close out the year here is another funky residence for your enjoyment. Sometimes an idea that you put to paper initially turns out to be a dud, but revisiting it some time later will often give you new incite and new ideas will emerge from the rubble. That was the case with this project. I initially sketched out a design but didn’t really see a good way of arranging the rooms. The original massing of the building also changed with the later iterations.
Photo of model with the Original Massing in purple
Photo of model with the Original Massing in purple

Original massing of house
Original massing of house
What remained was the idea of interlocking parts that insert into one another. The name Hangman house should be obvious as the third floor profile mimics the shape of a human head. I think it is kind of striking. This three bedroom 2.5 bath home places all the living spaces on the second floor with the secondary bedrooms on the ground floor; a more typical European/Japanese home arrangement. The house is clad with Cor-Ten steel panels with exterior concrete walls. One of the best features of the home is a large walkout bay window with a built in window seat. This could easily double as a secondary eating area if one desired to use it that way. As always photos of the home and plans will be at the bottom of the post.

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