Studio Modh is honored to be selected as one of four finalists in the Design Marfa Housing Competition in Marfa, Texas. The Competition was sponsored by Design Marfa, an organization that advocates for architecture, preservation, economic development, and sustainable growth. Studio Modh's proposal, titled "Marfa House", sought to create a community of neighborhoods under one roof. Echoing the forms of low slung industrial buildings that dot the Texas Landscape, the buildings are organized around shaded, open spaces, integrate sustainable and prefabricated materials in a sensitive manner, and uses a layout of economic standardized units to create a contemporary building form that embraces the scale and community of largely single-family homes.
Four finalists were selected from among 135 entries. In an interesting Brooklyn-Proud note, three of the four finalists heralded from Brooklyn including Studio Cadena and Marfa Row. Studio Modh participated in the competition because of the founder's experience in Texas and numerous "pilgrimmages" to Marfa as a student of architecture in the late 90's where he was exposed to Donald Judd and the Chinati Foundation's great work in and around Marfa. Well worth a visit!