This striking Arkansas house changes colours just like a mood ring
MAR 15, 2019 | By Nitija Shastri
While the exteriors of the house display drama, the interiors are relatively sombre in nature. “Interiors are articulated and finished to enhance the expansive and overlapping relationship between spaces. A limited palette of whites and light woods are carried throughout the interior. Details throughout leave corners open to imply interlocking spatial relationships,” says Mark. The house was built for a modest $80 per square metres, keeping a sustainable, low-cost concept — a policy that echoes the architect’s belief, “We gained other economies by using off-the-shelf readily available materials and fixtures. The minimal footprint reduced foundation costs, which are at a premium in Arkansas because of the unstable soils. We also collocated utilities in the layout to minimise costs for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing distribution costs,” he says. A house like this is sure to rouse neighbour’s curiosity, “Following the completion of the Mood Ring House, nearby homeowners have begun to equip their porch lamps on with multi-coloured LED bulbs, transforming the neighbourhood into a Rainbow Light District!” says the architect.