demx architecture references arkansas barns in round mountain house
demx architecture references arkansas barns in round mountain house demx architecture references arkansas barns in round mountain house
mar 21, 2014

demx architecture references arkansas barns in round mountain house

demx architecture references arkansas barns in round mountain house
demx architecture round mountain house
images © timothy hursley
all images courtesy of demx architecture




the ’round mountain house’ by american studio demx architecture references surrounding vernacular structures to help it integrate with the ozark mountain landscape in arkansas. the arched roof mimics local barn construction found in the area, while the form itself is divided into two separate elements to serve its different areas. the main frame consists of the public functions such as the carport, outdoor breezeway, guest loft, and the main living area, and the lean to or ‘saddle bag’ portion contains the more private quarters – the laundry, bathrooms, closets, and bedrooms.


the form refers to local barn profiles and volumes



the volume has been constructed using a steel frame and concrete foundation walls, with energy efficient panels that wrap around the exterior and roof of both parts of the mass. incorporating sustainable passive technologies throughout, operable windows allow for cross ventilation and a balcony on the western side of the house has a large overhang that sellers the living space from the direct sunlight.

view of the foundations and strong roof profile


view at twilight showing the glazing illuminated from within


view looking into the deck and fireplace


interior view from the dining space


ozark sunset


perspective rendering, graphite on vellum, 24\


longitudinal section


exploded axonometric



project info:


year: 2010
location: goshen, arkansas
building type: single family residence
credits: tim de noble, project architect; timothy w. maddox, project architect; gil newnum, project manager; roberto ramirez, project manager
consultants: dr. jerry wall, structural; mr. bryan walsh, noark enterprises (sips)
area: 4,495 sf
photography: timothy hursley



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