The Hammock House in Columbus, North Carolina

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The Hammock House in Columbus, NC

Modern Building Development, North Carolina design by Samsel Architects, USA

Jan 31, 2018

Design: Samsel Architects

Location: Columbus, North Carolina, United State

The Hammock House

The Hammock House

Photos by Todd Crawford

The Hammock House, Columbus, North Carolina

The residents of this modern pavilion home retired at an early age to fulfill their dreams of starting a farm and living off the land. They purchased a 40-acre farm in the foothills of North Carolina with remarkable mountain views and towering old growth oak trees.

The Hammock House

The L-shaped house organizes public and private spaces around the largest of the oak trees and creates a protected and intimate outdoor terrace. Our clients’ vision was a house that could open up to the land, so operable doors and a mosaic of windows connect the living spaces to the surrounding landscape and brings daylight in on 3 sides. Extended visits by family from South America presented a unique design challenge that was resolved by creating a sturdy structure and flexible spaces to accommodate a series of hammocks that can be hung from the roof at night.

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What were the key challenges and their solutions?
The programming and space planning required unique design solutions based around our client’s close-knit extended family. The wife’s parents are also full-time residences in the home so designing the right balance of shared and private spaces for four adults was key to a high functioning design.

The Hammock House

The husband’s extended family comes to visit from South America for extended stays bi-annually, so the house was designed to structurally and spatially accommodate hanging hammocks so the family can stay together on the land when visiting.

The Hammock House

What building methods were used?

Wood framed walls, floors and roof with cable tie cross bracing for wind bracing.

The Hammock House

The Hammock House

The Hammock House – Building Information

Project size: 2600 ft2
Completion date: 2016
Building levels: 1
Architect: Samsel Architects

The Hammock House

The Hammock House

Photography: Todd Crawford

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Location: Columbus, North Carolina, United State of America

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