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Sanjay Gangal
Sanjay Gangal
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Parkridge House in Ann Arbor, Michigan by PLY Architecture

 
November 29th, 2013 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: PLY Architecture

This project redefines the internal organization and exterior form of an existing 1960’s single story ranch house. The project for a new master bedroom suite and a guest room leverages the limited scope of work by using the overall new form to give the entire house a new identity.

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  • Architects: PLY Architecture
  • Project: Parkridge House
  • Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A
  • Project Type: Residential
  • Schedule: Design 2008-2009, Construction 2008-2010
  • Square Footage: 1100 SF addition

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The new massing is positioned forward in relationship to the existing approach and seems to rise upward as the hillside falls. The new master bedroom provides this new front with a formal face, yet does not yet imply entry. As you move further into the site the appearance of a courtyard caught between the existing form and the new massing reveals the new entry.

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Additionally the exterior of the new massing is articulated as a draped skin hung loosely over the new forms. The skin is then extended to wrap portions of the existing massing as well giving the house a completely new appearance. This looseness of fit between shin and mass defines a number of unexpected spaces caught between surface and mass.

Image Courtesy © PLY Architecture

Image Courtesy © PLY Architecture

Image Courtesy © PLY Architecture

Image Courtesy © PLY Architecture

Image Courtesy © PLY Architecture

Image Courtesy © PLY Architecture

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