Columbus House No. 1, by Clinical Assistant Professor Grant Gibson, was recently featured on the cover of Dwell magazine.
The house, which Gibson worked on alongside designer Jonathan Nesci, was designed to be accessible to people earning the national median income. Gibson accomplished this goal by keeping the layout compact, with the private areas situated in the corners around the kitchen and living-dining room. While covering less than 1,000 square feet, the house still makes reference to the city of Columbus's many storied modernist landmarks; a recessed window at the south-facing faced pays homage to I.M. Pei's Cleo Rogers Memorial Library, and built-in window seating nods to Eero Saarinen's Miller House.
The current resident, Jamie Goldsborough (also an alum of the MArch/MAD-Crit joint degree at the School of Architecture) says of her house, "I’d rather have a smaller home that’s designed thoughtfully and with reason than a larger one that’s inefficient and unimaginative."
For the full article, visit the Dwell website.