No. 10 House with Courtyard

afasia + mos . house 10 with courtyard . New York  (1)

MOS Architects . photos: © Michael Vahrenwald

This three-bedroom house is an informal aggregation of five house-shaped extrusions with a courtyard volume subtracted at its center. Each element contains one aspect of the program: kitchen, living room, and three bedrooms.


Unprogrammed activity is placed around the courtyard. The three protruding bedrooms are laid out to provide visual privacy from other parts of the house, and connection to the landscape beyond. There are a multitude of doors; inhabitants can easily move between inside and out. The central courtyard is understood both as an object and space. Lined with polished metal, it makes the house’s center radiate.

Project Team: Michael Meredith, Hilary Sample, John Yurchyk, Andrew Frame, Fancheng Fei, Mark
Acciari, Michaela Friedberg, Stefan Klecheski

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