When you think of cutting-edge architecture, Nashville may not be the first city that comes to mind. Designers like Ryan Thewes, however, are making a name for themselves and giving Nashville a splash of unique homes (and getting some well-deserved praise here, here, here and this last one is a digital magazine, but you can flip to page 38 to see an award Thewes pulled in).
Thewes, who specializes in organic architecture, designed this addition for his home in the Sylvan Park neighborhood and described the zig-zag roof as an outgrowth of his interior design goals.
“The forms were derived from the roof line,” Thewes explained. “The whole design was from the inside out.”
Essentially, Thewes built on top of a sun room he described as “useless space,” adding a bathroom/closet above it and a work space/studio above that. Thewes used the form and windows to achieve a balance between privacy and light for his work space.
Originally from southwestern Indiana, Thewes studied under apprentices of Frank Lloyd Wright (read Thewes’ bio) and chose Nashville for the opportunity to stand out with his unique, organic, Wright-inspired style.
Check out Thewes’ house, and stay tuned for an additional design a few miles east called the Bow House due to break ground in the upcoming months:
(Photos courtesy of Ryan Thewes)