21. Case Study: Beach House “View/360”

Main-floor and Tower plan of “View/360” beach house

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The Most Beautiful House in the World (is the one you build yourself).

WITOLD RYBCZYNSKI [1989]

Highlights and Peculiarities

Why This Case?

It documents for a simple, understandable structure how very many decisions must be specified and the numerous considerations affecting them.

Bold Decision

Place the house as close to the ocean as possible, while still on the warranty-deeded lot. It is about 40′ forward of all the neighbors’ houses, at somewhat greater risk of wash-away.

Budgeted Resource

For this house design, the budgeted resource turned out to ...

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