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Show House is a Contemporary Take on a Traditional Building Form

Show House is a Contemporary Take on a Traditional Building Form

Architects: Hufft Project
Project: Show House
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Photography: Mike Sinclair

The Show house was built to display the full range of design and fabrication capabilities offered by the Hufft Projects. It serves as a model unit for clients, testing ground for design prototypes and the Hufft family home.

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We used the home to explore new materials, test new construction methods and ensure the functionality of new forms, ranging from brick coursing to cabinet pulls. At least one prototype was tested in every room.

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While employing innovative design methods throughout, the home aligns with the surrounding Roanoke neighborhood in its form, exterior materials and 2 1/2 story proportions. With limestone, brick, cedar siding, ornamental iron work and native grasses, the Show house is a contemporary take on a traditional building form.

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