Corten House in design development

Corten House

Starkville, MS

The Corten House is a remodel and addition to an existing guesthouse located on a sloping 8 acre site in Starkville, MS. The existing guesthouse has a footprint of 20’x24′, is raised on piers, has deep overhangs, and a traditional southern porch. The design strategy is to preserve the ‘bones’ and remove the ‘skin’, double the footprint, and re-clad the exterior with a single material, corten steel. The interior planning strategy is based on an 8′ module and references the free plan of Mies’ Farnsworth House and Johnson’s Glass House. The house is targeted for LEED Gold certification, and features a green roof, rain garden, and passive cooling strategies. Anticipated construction to begin Spring 2016.

floor plan for print-03 concept plan diagram new-04-04 12.02.15_15 altered 12.02.15_16 altered-02