A shortlisted competition entry for live-work houses on vacant plots in Shaker Heights, Ohio.  The proposal took precedent from historic Shaker architecture, exploring the functionally simplistic qualities of well-crafted spaces. 

 

The sense of communal living was integrated by interlocking double height living/workspaces, allowing visual connections while moving through the buildings.  Generous circulation allows for live-work activity spaces to overlap.  The simple timber gable forms are characterised by large contemporary windows and clerestory glazing which vary depending on the building typology.