THONET

SATURDAY 25 OCTOBER 2014

SEARCH   
 
 
WAN Mobile
 
WAN Mobile
Previous Next
 
Postcard House, Missouri, United States 
Wednesday 02 Jan 2013
 
Wish you were here? 
 
 
 
Your comments on this project

No. of Comments: 0

Add comments | More comments

Be the first to comment
 

Award Entry

Taking inspiration from a vintage camera, house frames scenic views 

The house was commissioned by two brothers as a weekend retreat for family and friends. It is thoughtfully located on a peninsula at Table Rock Lake in southwest Missouri with stunning lake views on three sides. It is also built in a low impact manner by placing the home on columns and minimizing impervious pavement. Natural light and ventilation flow strategically through the home enhancing its picturesque views and relation to its setting.

Design decisions regarding form and material choices respect and develop these ideals. Taking inspiration from a vintage Polaroid camera, the form of the building is intended to frame the scenic setting from every angle - creating ‘postcards' from within. This house is all about the experience and the views; further allowing its visitors to enjoy their retreat. The overall interior design is subtle, using natural, recycled, timeless materials that again, allow the exterior to be the focus. Custom casework and furniture pieces fill the home for practical, but tailored use for this family and their guests.

The Postcard House is a conventional wood frame construction. Exterior materials consist of pre-finished metal panels, and stained cedar siding. The building envelope features spray-foam insulation and thermally improved glazing for superior energy efficiency. High-efficiency forced-air systems heat and cool the house.

Key Facts

Status Completed
Value Undisclosed(m€)
Add your name to this project
Hufft Projects
www.hufft.com
 
Vola
ECOWAN
 

Click here to view the NEWS IN PICTURES tablet site