Gossamery Barn | Adrian Yim

• April 14, 2011

Shared by Adrian Yim, he is a UCLA M.ARCH architectural student who has designed the Gossamery Barn, this project is interested in visceral or haptic tactility in the single family house mediated through more subtle interventions in architectural detailing, and also made possible by the exterior-friendly weather in California.

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Gossamery Barn, image courtesy Adrian Yim

The project is basically a conventional shed typology made not so conventional through shifting the kind of plane of inhabitability from inside to outside the house. Literally pushing the floor out and expanding the living experience to the exterior. Structurally it is two prefabricated butler buildings connected by an exterior steel lattice in the middle – appearing to be a single house.

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Gossamery Barn, image courtesy Adrian Yim

Inhabitants traverse layers of program from more public to more private (as amplified by the repetition of rib members and rooms of various porosity. The floor plane (or boardwalk) shifts out of the house in unison with the shift in programmatic need: from interiorized workspaces to expanded exterior living spaces.

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Gossamery Barn, image courtesy Adrian Yim

Along the house are a series of alternating solid/void spaces: At times exterior like a cage, at times interior and glazed like a glasshouse, at times solid and completely enclosed. Various porosities in the envelope cast light and shadows onto the walls, and at night this gets expressed in reverse, where the house is projecting light out into the landscape.

+ Designer: Adrian Yim

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Gossamery Barn - Floor plan + Massing study, drawing courtesy Adrian Yim

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Gossamery Barn - Longitudinal section + Sun study, drawing courtesy Adrian Yim

+ All images and drawings courtesy Adrian Yim
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