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Galien, MI

Spring 2011

Critic: Dan Wheeler, SoA University of Illinois at Chicago


Inspired by the works of Donald Judd in Marfa, Texas, the thrugh house is a reflection of open landscape architecture. The rolling hills of Galien, Michigan offer an openness one cannot find in the city or suburban settings. the house has an apprearance of being open and framing this picturesque landscape from two of sides. One can view directly through the structure to the flow of the expansive fields. The home works with this landscape to maintain the integrity of the landscape. Upon entering the site endless rows of corn and sunflowers can be seen, arranged to slowly shift you to the house. They bring the farms with an incomprehensive size to the human scale of the house.

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