Pratt Residence
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Architect Hardy-Holzman-Pfieffer
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Location Bridgewater, Connecticut
Date 1974   timeline
Building Type house
 Construction System wood siding
Climate temperate
Context suburban
Style Modern




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Discussion Pratt Residence Commentary

“The converson of a tobacco barn is based on the projection of diagonal volumes into the original orthoganl form. The two diagonal elements (one on each of the building’s two floors) are rectangular volumes set counter to one another. Together, they introduce a secondary grid on each floor. This overlapping of grids creates a variety of angular living rooms on the ground floor and bedrooms on the second floor. Windows cover over half the surface of the additions, dramatically increasing the amount of daylight throughout the house.”

— Mildred F Schmertz. Hardy Holtzman Pfeiffer Associates: Buildings and Projects. p244.

Sources on Pratt Residence

Roger H. Clark and Michael Pause. Precedents in Architecture. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985. ISBN 0-442-21668-8. LC 84-3543. NA2750.C55 1984. plan, overlapping units diagram, p166. — Updated edition available at

Mildred F. Schmertz. Hardy Holtzman Pfeiffer Associates: Buildings and Projects, 1967-1992. Preface by Micheal Sorkin; building discriptions by Nicholas Polites; Kate Norment, ed.. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1992. Exterior perspective photograph of residence, p244. Second from bottom left side of page. text, p244.  Find books about Pratt Residence


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