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House for a Fisherman

Design Team: Jaime Correa

A new courtyard house for a black fisherman on the coast of Florida becomes a meditation of black on white. The primordial white house frontispiece is the means of entrance into a black box holding an oversized “HOME SWEET HOME” sign – sign which is meant to be read in oblique perspective through the curvilinear approach. This courtyard house is raised on a stone base and its plan works as a pinwheel around the emptiness at its very core. The circumambulation of the house interior offers five main spaces: a linear yellow hallway with a bench, a double-height living room, a linear kitchen and family room with a fireplace, an exterior courtyard with access stairs to a second floor, and a master bedroom and office on the second floor. The fish kites are part of a collection of Japanese objects hanging on the walls and ceilings of the house.

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