Marlon Blackwell Architect - Arkansas House









El desafío en la Casa Arkansas fue la restauración de una casa incendiada aprovechando la oportunidad para replantear el carácter espacial de la misma. La solución ganó un Premio de Honor de la AIA en la categoría de restauración, aunque el jurado comentó que podría haber sido postulada en otras categorías, tanto por la integración entre partes nuevas y antiguas como por la respuesta dada en relación al entorno.

Arkansas House, Johnson, Ark., by Marlon Blackwell Architect
The challenge with the Arkansas House was to reassemble a fire-damaged home and introduce possibilities for rethinking the house’s spatial character. The architects were allowed to work only in the fire-damaged zones of the existing house (exterior and interior). The low-slung tartan grid structure was instilled with a new sense of hierarchy through the addition of light monitors and suspended lofts to the children’s spaces, a new kitchen, and a saddle-backed Great Room for living, entertaining, and the display of fine art. The jury said they felt that this project may have been in the wrong category because “there was little sense between what was old and what was new, but then maybe that was the point of a great solution!” They also noted the way the “new construction fit among the trees and landscape.”
Photo © Timothy Hursley.

Marlon Blackwell Architect