Paul King | Freelance Architect

Pilant House


Project: Little House on a Prairie, Oklahoma

Client: Stephanie & Harold Pilant

With a large empty site in rural mid America,  This concept relates to notions of ‘claiming’ a specific place that would be otherwise indistinguishable from any other part of the huge slowly rolling prairie extending far beyond the horizon in every direction.   By marking the land,  positively digging in to it and becoming part of it, the house declares that THIS place is special.  The tower acts in counterpoint, providing an artist with her studio, or place to daydream as she looks out over the plains.  The green roof would provide useful thermal insulation during the baking mid-America summers and freezing winters.