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.

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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 pcNielsen.com.

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