Corum Residence was designed by Substance Architecture and is a display of modern living at its best. The only aspect that differentiate this house from the majestic residences we commonly display on Freshome is this project’s dimensions. Here is more from the architects: This modest, single family residence on a four acre site was designed for a family looking to “downsize” their domestic lives. The resulting home expresses itself and gestures beyond — to the rural Iowa landscape. The elemental design consists of a galvanized metal clad “tube” gently resting on a cast-in-place concrete “plinth” and pointed toward the view. The home’s simple form and materials reference agricultural buildings prevalent in the central United States.The more-public “living” spaces have direct access to the view. The private “bed and bath” functions are sequestered deep within the metal-clad wedge and concrete plinth. Internally, the home utilizes a system of maple and acrylic shelving, an open-riser stair, and a fireplace mass to vertically organize the section and link its three levels. (Photography by Bob Shimer/Hedrich Blessing)
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