Paper Architecture - Morse Reservoir Renovation - view from lakeside shows new covered outdoor space above and below - Cicero, Indiana - HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles Modern Dream Home - Christopher Short, Architect, Indianapolis, HAUS Architecture Paper Architecture (unbuilt 2015 midcentury modern inspired design) - North Crows Nest - Indianapolis, IN - HAUS | Architecture

Paper Architecture

Unbuilt Works

Digital Architecture is one term for unbuilt works.  Paper Architecture is another.

Over the years, we have worked on many designs for projects that have not moved forward to construction.  So here on this page, we’ll be sharing some of our favorites, adding a few every so often.

There are many scenarios or reasons why these projects did not get built.  Some of the more common explanations involve sticker-shock, recession, lifestyle change, and unexpected job relocation.

Sometimes we look back on forgotten projects that did not move forward.  In fact, the list is longer than we thought.  So by all means, please give these lost compositions some love and let us know what you think!

 


Modern Dream Home

We designed this project in 2006 with our client to develop their modern dream home on their lot on Hussey Lane in Carmel.  It was a great process that our client shelved near the end of schematic design.  Later, client sold the lot with copies of our schematic designs, and we were able to work with the new buyer on a much different kind of home that DID get built.

Modern Dream Home - Christopher Short, Architect, Indianapolis, HAUS Architecture
Paper Architecture – Modern Dream Home (2006) – Carmel – HAUS Architecture

Morse Reservoir Lakeside Renovation

This proposed renovation transforms a preexisting cottage on the reservoir for a young bachelor and fiance’.  We proposed to give the existing bi-level configuration with basement a complete make-over, including expanded master suite and bedrooms on the upper level.  Also, lower level expands to accommodate larger living spaces, home office, and covered outdoor space for lakefront enjoyment.  Client was ready to roll forward, but later changed plans and decided to move to a different location.  The property is still family-owned.  It is possible that this project could still happen in the future.

Paper Architecture - Morse Reservoir Renovation - view from lakeside shows new covered outdoor space above and below - Cicero, Indiana - HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles
Paper Architecture – Morse Reservoir Renovation – Cicero – HAUS | Architecture

Midcentury Modern Inspired

With our client, we dreamed this design for a wooded lot in North Crows Nest neighborhood, Indianapolis.  From the street, the design is understated.  Screenwalls shield interior and pool-deck from view.  Also, entry sequence is partially hidden and experiential.  To the rear, the interiors opened to exterior and south light with sheltered outdoor space.  Since initial construction budget expectations didn’t align with the desired design direction and scope, client elected to explore other alternatives.

Paper Architecture (unbuilt 2015 midcentury modern inspired design) - North Crows Nest - Indianapolis, IN - HAUS | Architecture
Paper Architecture – North Crows Nest – Indianapolis – HAUS | Architecture

Yes, we will be adding more unbuilt works, so come back and see what’s next!