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Designer Puts (Literal) Twist on PA Addition

Friday, December 22, 2017

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When New York-based designer Tom Givone was approached about an extension on an old farmhouse in rural Pennsylvania, he had a unique request on his hands.

The owner of the 1800s home grew up across the street in a different old farmhouse, where her mother still lives. She wanted the addition to reflect the back-and-forth nature of the family as it comes and goes between the two houses.

Courtesy of GIvone Home

Givone teamed up with JRA Architects (Scranton, Pennsylvania) and a steel company in Chicago—which specializes in rollercoaster tracks—for the design and construction of the five curving columns that make the walls of the addition possible.

“This family bond was imagined as a physical force, like a gravitational field, acting on the structure and ‘pulling it toward the owner’s childhood home; a sculptural expression of family connection,” GIvone says in a description of the project. “Twisting it in this way opened up new sight lines as well, allowing the owner to gaze upon her childhood home and the surrounding fields as it nods towards them.”

Givone teamed up with JRA Architects (Scranton, Pennsylvania) and a steel company in Chicago—which specializes in roller coaster tracks—for the design and construction of the five curving columns that make the walls of the addition possible.

The addition was then clad in horizontal strips of anodized aluminum, to give it a silvery glow that accents the white clapboard of the original house.

Inside, large windows dot the slightly curved, bright white walls allowing for maximum light, an airy feel and direct sightlines to the childhood home.

   

Tagged categories: Aluminum; Architecture; Color + Design; Design build; Steel

Comment from Michael Halliwell, (12/22/2017, 11:01 AM)

I'm sure Tim Burton and the cast of Beetlejuice would be impressed ;)


Comment from B Pittman, (12/28/2017, 9:41 AM)

To each their own, but in my opinion, this is a travesty. I can't believe the owner agreed to that design after living in the neighborhood all her life?


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