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William Carpenter

William Carpenter

Decatur, GA, US

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Dominey Pavilion

This project consists of a new exterior deck, an outdoor living room, a garden, and a carport and driveway. The project blurs boundaries between minimalist sculpture, landscape, and architecture using features such as an outdoor fireplace.

The split elements, the carport, and the outdoor pavilion encourage southeast breezes to flow through, and the existing house has a direct view through the new structure and into the garden, which extends and expands into space. The outdoor fireplace, like Wright's Usonian "heart of the home," creates a cross reference to burned-out country houses of the Georgia countryside and defines the outdoor living room, especially on cold winter evenings when the fire roars, warming the space for comfortable inhabitation.

 
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Status: Built
Location: Decatur, GA, US

 

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