Under the gentle floating metal roof living, dining, kitchen, and office spaces revolve around a central stone-clad fireplace.
On the roof, solar panels have been installed and provide 70% of the electrical service needed to support the house. To shield the entrance and limit how far cars would be introduced into the site, Tony developed a screen wall of steel tubes sloped at various angles, reminisce of the bamboo that will grow in the planting bed. The house opens up to the south with large panes of glass framed between reused masonry. Re-purposed shipping containers were introduced to frame the master, guest, and sauna rooms.
The Farmhouse is a watershed project for Tony where he established an architectural language and process of utilizing shipping containers, construction methods, and details. The evolution of the house also allowed for new digital presentation techniques, experimentation, and collaboration with the client, builder, and sub-contractors who contributed to the design and production of the project.