The Modern Hut: Allandale House by William O'Brien Jr
The architects from all over the world continue to search new forms to express more creativity in the ordinary living houses. This project of the young and talented architect William O'Brien Jr is the another attempt to find the new in the old, to connect the house with the nature and to use as much as possible the possibilities of new materials and technologies. Allandale House is an A-frame(s) house which serves not only as a place to live in but also as a space for an eccentric collection of artifacts such as wines, rare books, stuffed birds and an elk mount.
The house links three horizontal extrusions of “leaning,” or asymmetrical A-frames. It contains the library, wine cellar and garage on the western side, two floors of bedrooms and bathroom in the centre and the living, kitchen and dining areas in the eastern part. The geometry of the inner spaces is influenced by different orientation of all three volumes, unusual shapes of the windows and its extraordinary location.