RBW Core House

 

This remodel of a 500 square foot home in Houston’s third ward shows that you can really take an old space and make it modern. As part of a Rice Architecture building program, Nonya Grenader and Danny Samuels inject life into this old home and create one large space by ripping out all the walls and making a functional core containing electrical and the bathroom in the center, with a kitchen and ‘bedroom’ on the outside of the core.

Functionally, this bears a great resemblance to Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, which also has a central functional core containing both the electrical and the bathroom, with the kitchen and bedrooms along the perimeter of the core.

[posted by kris]

 

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