The fate of the famous faux Prada store in Marfa, Texas may still be up in the air, but at least one other glass-fronted, minimalist structure outside the small-town hotbed of art and architecture looks like its doing just fine. Great, even! When you have this nice a view of the scruffy, serene American Southwest, how could you not be? This wee house is just one instantiation of the weeHouse, a customizable modular home by Alchemy Architects and the first of three planned for this remote patch of earth.
Aside from the foundation and outdoor canopies, the weeHouse arrived at the site in one piece and, interestingly enough, fully furnished. To underline the dwelling's purpose as a distraction-free desert refuge, the precisely detailed wooden interior was designed to leave just enough room for about half of the essentials. The other half, including the kitchen and laundry, are crammed into a utility shed out back, right next to where you park your Jeep if you want to channel the rugged appeal of the photo above.
Inspired to order a weeHouse of your own and park it on some picturesque slice of Americana? Well you're in luck, because there just so happens to be an extensive FAQ on that very subject.
· Marfa weeHouse [Architizer]
· A Hotbed of Art and Architecture in the Texan Desert [Curbed National]