Eric and Pat Pratt Residence (1948)

Galesburg, Michigan
HW #55

The primary form, the concrete blocks, sit on the landscape as cubed masses, while the horizontal wood batten rests on, pierce and extrude out of the dense mass. The four by four grid overrules the layout of the house, and is articulated in the Cherokee red concrete floor tiles, reflected by the wooden gridded ceiling of the overhang. The dimension of the tall windows seem to respond to the grid of the concrete blocks, as the width equal two blocks, and the length equal seven blocks. (2 by 7)
The window is double-glazed to enhance insulation. The back yard opens into a vast green field.