hufft projects builds a heavy metal house in missouri hufft projects builds a heavy metal house in missouri
apr 13, 2014

hufft projects builds a heavy metal house in missouri

‘heavy metal house’ by hufft projects, joplin, missouri, united states
image © matthew hufft
all images courtesy of hufft projects




the ‘heavy metal house’ is situated in the middle of an 8 acres of densely vegetated land. american design collective hufft projects built the home for the owner of a steel manufacturing plant, therefore the name suits the megaton steel home that exhibits not only the metals in their various lusters and applications but also the owner’s sense for innovation and creativity in his profession. the one-level design is organized into the shape of an L which creates a natural progression through gallery-like hallways displaying the owner’s personal art collection. hot-rolled steel elements exhibit a smoother texture in contrast to the rough oxidized panels that wrap the exterior. furniture is largely used to add a sense of livability to the spaces composed of steel, glass, and concrete floors. walnut panels on the ceiling and sections of the internal partitions also do their part in adding considerable warmth. around the entire perimeter of the footprint a perforated metal panels filter pixelated views and screen natural sunlight to the interior- at night glowing from the light inside.



front elevation
image © matthew hufft



image © andrew fabin



perforated metal screens wrap the entire house
image © andrew fabin



full glass walls open views to the exterior
image © andrew fabin



image © andrew fabin



walnut walls contrast the colder concrete floor
image © matthew hufft



(left) gallery hallway
(right) living room
image © matthew hufft



image © matthew hufft



master bathroom
image © matthew hufft



image © matthew hufft



reflecting pool glows by the entrance
image © matthew hufft



site plan



floor plan / level 0



perforated screen diagram

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