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1998 Salem, New York  - USA

An entryway for a farmhouse in the Taconic Mountains

This unbuilt project was commissioned by a film still photographer who acquired a 132-acre farm in Upstate New York. An existing original rural wood construction lacked the essential intermediate space between the farm and the home: a mud room for boots, tools, coats, and farm supplies. Another request was an extra bathroom. The project location required using the Imperial measurement system - where all the construction drawings are measured in feet and inches - and using wood frame building systems. Another characteristic is that it was a hand-drafted project. The research on rural North American dwellings originated the core idea for the house designed thirteen years later in Brazil.