The Space Between – Grouped Structures (An Architectural Essay)

Connected, grouped building compounds can be found all over the world. In New England, where I practice, the connected farmstead or Big House/Little House/Back House/Barn typology evolved out of a need to create sheltered outdoor workspaces adjacent to the farmstead. The Big House contained living spaces, the Little House contained the kitchen, the Back House stored the carriage and all were connected to the Barn. Buildings were positioned to shield outdoor spaces from northerly winds and gather light from the south.
In this video I discuss the advantages of deploying a compound structure design concept.

Architects / places featured in this video:
Wagner Hodgson
Eric Reinholdt, (30X40 Design Workshop)
Piazza San Marco, Venice
TruexCullins Architecture
Nick Noyes Architecture
NIMMO American Studio For Progressive Architecture
Lake Flato Architects
Bosworth Hoedemaker
Bates Masi Architects LLC
Ibarra Rosano Design Architects

Please watch: “Architectural Design Process | Form, Orientation and Sunlight”


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  1. Business of Architecture
    September 23, 2016

    Hey Eric, great video, captivated me. Just checking out the latest on your channel after our interview.

  2. Business of Architecture
    September 23, 2016

    But I was really hoping to hear different soundtrack. The space between… the tears we cry…but I guess that would get flagged by YT.

  3. su renda
    September 26, 2016

    Hello Eric, I´m loving your youtube channel. Watching the video that talked about modern wall base got me thinking about how this theme would be applied to the ceiling joints as well. Anyhow, thanks a lot for sharing great things.

  4. Percival Mkhuleko Dlamini
    September 30, 2016

    I really appreciate what you are doing with your practice. Letting people in to the various architectural thoughts and processes, it is always nice for professionals to engage with others (students especially)

  5. Francine Varcas
    November 12, 2016

    Keep it up with great content! You're helping students like me understand the complexities of Architecture through simple and concise statements. Kudos!

  6. Mohit
    March 16, 2017

    Man! You're a genius. I love your channel.
    Thank you so much for doing what you do.

  7. MaZEEZaM
    April 19, 2017

    I love your model and the idea behind separation of buildings but wouldn't this design be much more expensive than a single self contained design?

  8. Grahamhg
    September 2, 2017

    What are the last two buildings?

  9. Fernando Lino
    November 14, 2017

    Great video…creating a void by proximity, tension, contrast, scale, etc is a beautiful way to generate emotions inside a virtual space…. when you have two boxes separated by this virtual space people can feel depending on the distance if they are "connected" or "disconnected " without much analysis.

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