Trey Oberle : Architectural Design I
Project 01: Rural Farmhouse
As a class we were given a house type to work with and we had to add on to the house. The requirements were (15 x 20) garden plot, Propane tank (31” diameter, 94” long, 39” high 31”) and a two car garage. The design features requested were one master bed room, two additional bed rooms, living room, full size kitchen, dining area, one additional bath room, utility room, mechanical room minimum (60 sf), and a storage room minimum (60 sf). My house consist of one master bedroom, full kitchen, living room, dining area, two and half bath rooms, utility room, mechanical room, two extra bedrooms, game room, storage room, two car garage, propane tank, and a garden plot.
Existing House: I Type House
The I type house is a house that is two stories that has a central hall which opens up to a stair case going to the second floor. It has four one room houses two on the right stacked on each other and two of the left with the hallway begin in the center. disconnecting the two sides from each other. I type houses were built from the early 1800s to the early 1940s. A historian named Fred Kniffen named it the I house in the 1930s. He also referred as the Plantation Plain Style house.
My thinking process was try to keep the I type house original as possible and make it noticeable and not make any huge changes to it. I also tried to put my childhood home in there because it has a similar layout to the I type house and that ends up begin one of the biggest idea for me and how to recreate it and no I didn't copy my childhood home. I liked how the front looked on my I type house and I didn't wanna change it so i added on the back and I wanted to have this idea the central hallway begin the main focus and the horizontal hallway separating the old from the new.
Final Drawings and Model
For my final concept drawing I to really emphasize the cross shape on the first and second floor and on how the central hall goes through the whole house and the horizontal hallway separating the old from the new with out changing the I type house in a huge way. I removed the wall in the back of the central hallway so that could be my my connection from old to the new. Made an extra door in the dining room so the flow would be easier because it wouldn't make since to walk all the way to the front to serve food. Added a half bath down stairs and the utility room/mechanical room that connects to the garage in the hallway and made a open concept kitchen. Upstairs I kept the central hallway flowing added a storage room at the end. Removed the wall in the right hand side bedroom to create the master bed room and put a wall in to create the master bath and closet. The wall is in the same spot as the first floor to emphasize the horizontal hall is up stairs as well. On the right hand side is the original bed room down the hall is, full bathroom and another extra bedroom. The extra space in front of the storage room is kind of an upstairs game room of hag out area or office it's what ever the owner wants to make it.