Fairgrove House

Fairgrove, Missouri

Schematic Design [2014]

Though Poppies Grow in Flander's Fields...

Located in Fairgrove, Missouri just outside of Springfield, this house has a simple program: To house a family of four within the surrounding farm land while remaining safe from the extreme weather the area is known for.

Using the diagram of the native Missouri ‘collapsing barn’, this house seems to be falling into the earth. Starting above ground and diving down 4 feet, the majority of the house sits partially submerged. With no immediate tree growth around the site location for the house, the light is filtered through the native grasses that surround the house. The grasses sit at around eye level, giving a unique opportunity to sit on the front porch and experience the coolth of the shade while witnessing the dynamic play of light over the Ozark hills.