Type 1

URBAN INFILL HOUSING - TYPE 1 - The Caterpillar | West Little River | Miami | FL | 2007

The house sits on a lot that has four 100 year old Mahogany trees. As a result, it was important to slide the house in between the existing landscape.  Due to the scattered location of the trees the house is split and mirrored and thus forms a 'Z' shaped plan. The two legs of the 'Z' contain the private areas, while the main body contains the living, dining, and kitchen areas. The shape of the plan defines two gardens - a semi/public court on the street and a private garden to the rear.