This was a redesign project that based on the two famous French architects Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret’s design, “the mass-production Artisans’ Dwellings”; I renamed it as “Cube House”. A key motivation behind this renovation is based on my personal interests in metal architecture, here the exterior wooden frame presents the metal.
We had the flexibility to modify the entrance and a window, add a small space to the house, however not to exceed 150 square feet. Therefore, I constructed a 1/4″ scale study model built with several additional architectural elements: a two story high patio, a small storage room, a large exterior shading device, and an enlarged the double door entrance.
Later, more modifications were made for the final model. The patio structure frame was extended for natural light infiltration, as well as creating a sense of visual interest from the interior. Also, thin sheets of clear acrylic have been inserted to the windows to represent glass. Finally, a variety of colored paper was used to symbolize different materials, such as the gray for concrete, the dark green for the roof, and the cream for interior walls.
Model Scale: 1/4″ = 1′-0″
Model Dimension: 9″ L x 9″ W x 7″ H
Material: Plastic, Balsa Wood, Basswood, Colored Paper and Foam board
Studio: Peter Xiques