The Graphic House
Architect: Marlon Blackwell Architects
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Category: One- and Two-Family Custom Residences (category one)
A bold, graphic design giving prominence to the house while respecting the scale of the neighboring homes.
The Graphic House is a single-family home for a middle income family of four that occupies a corner lot within a typical suburban neighborhood. The “L” configuration keeps the house’s program on a single level, providing an accessible home for the family and simplifying the building’s organization. The plan arrangement frames the landscape behind the house and responds to both residential scales of the primary and secondary neighborhood streets. The second story loft creates a strong figure, a bold graphic, along the primary street edge, giving prominence to the house while respecting the scale of the neighboring homes.
"Realistic house that advances the suburban house type"—Jury comment