Rose Lee sitting on the front porch of her house

Rose Lee’s House

  • Overview


    Newbern, AL
    2nd-Year Project

  • Awards & Media

    Rose Lee’s Home
    dearq | Magazine | Elena Barthel | December 2010

  • Project Team

    Tyler Allgood, Kendra Ayers, Tanner Backman, Doug Bacon, Bob Benner, Brandon Block, Stephanie Brown, David Charney, Jordan Cox, Michael De St. Aubin, Rebecca Hayes, Clay Jackson, Kenneth Lao, Tina Maceri, Alexandra Peoples, Autumn Sikorowski, Sarah Al-Rukhayyes, Andrew Dolder, Christine Furey, Alex Henderson, Randall Holmes, Stephen Kesel, Ally Klinner, Corey Lee, Lauren Oliver, Benjamin Pendergraft, Andrew Taylor, Daniel Toner, Christina Walton, Elizabeth Whitlock, Joseph Wojciechowski, Katie Woods, Mary Melissa Yohn

Rose Lee’s House is the result of two semesters of work by the 2nd-year studio in which students were challenged to investigate contemporary forms of rural dwellings. In 2008–2009, Rose Lee’s House focused on the idea of an expandable home. The house can be expanded as needed over time: it is based on the traditional local farmhouse strategy, and its design is driven by the client’s priorities, necessities, and lifestyle.

A flexible home open to different variations and future expansions
Reasoning The expandable house responds to the transient nature and demographic of the contemporary family, in which family members may move out or join the household.

Responsive Design
The goal is to propose a design and building strategy capable of providing a flexible home, open to different variations and future expansions. The courtyard brings natural light, weather, and landscape into the center of the dwelling and becomes the “outdoor living room” for Rose Lee and her family.

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