When architect Adam Kalkin placed a huge airplane hangar over his 1880s New Jersey farmhouse, he hoped to gain space for his family while preserving the original clapboard cottage: “it’s kind of a ship in a bottle type of thing”.
image/text credit: Kirsten Dirksen
He also hoped to continue to reimagine our idea of home: his Push-Button Home is a pop-up house in a shipping container; and other Quik House is an affordable.
Rapidly-deployable shipping container home.Solar House is an A-frame of nothing but solar panels and shipping containers.
With his “Bunny Lane” home, Kalkin assembled a conventional Butler aircraft hangar around the original small home, but that is only a part of the story.
At one end of the 27-foot-high, 33-foot-wide space, Kalkin created a grid of nine rooms from concrete block. A kind of modern treehouse, this all-glass wall of rooms peers down on the original home and a small “piazza” or “town square”.