The Cooper Union
School of Architecture
 
 
 
 
 

LAS CASAS FARM

Addition of a Master suite pavilion (A), a Guest pavilion (B), Horse stable (C) and Riding ring. To be done in two phases. A set of free standing walls were added in order to frame the otherwise scattered existing buildings creating a series of green courtyards.

The approach was to create something very simple that recalled some of the historic colonial ranches while being strong, modern, and playful at the same time. The project was conceived using local basic technology, materials and construction methods.

The house is located on a hill opening to vast country views while being more private towards the green courtyard on the other side.

DIANA AGREST
Professor, Proportional-Time Faculty