Beautiful architectural simplicity

I’m enjoying Rodney Wright’s book, The Hawkweed Passive Solar House Book, after meeting the architect face-to-face last month. Late last week I came up upon an image of a floor plan that really caught my attention.

The plan is dead simple, but at the same time would be a beautiful space to live in. The galley kitchen and bathroom are in the middle of the plan, with stairs going to a lower level also adjacent to this central cluster. Also important, in my opinion, to the beauty and functionality of the space is a good sized entry and a deck off of the south-facing solar wall.

I’m Not entirely sure, yet, why I found this space so beautiful. I was hoping to find some images of the interior and exterior online, but there are none, at least according to the first hundred or so Google images.


About pcNielsen
Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible — which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at

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