Rural setting makes room for modern architecture

Ann Arbor moons over its older housing stock, so what's a modern architect to do? Well, Washtenaw's prairie offers up some opportunities for those who scribble outside the standard-issue housing lines.


"When architect Wilfred Armster walked through a two-acre meadow on the outskirts of Ann Arbor to ponder a project, a dream house for a couple who loved modern architecture, he said he was struck with a sudden vision of the waist-high grass being left untouched. "And that was it," he said.

The result: a long, slim bar of a building that bridges two low mounds in the field, suspended over the ground at certain points by more than 8 feet."

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