Though much smaller than its predecessor, the concept remains the same: the uncoiling of a snail's shell. The exterior is clad in a weather tough armor of a paint-grip-aluminum shown here in gun-metal-gray though I'm imagining it could be as colorful as one's garden. I chose gray, of course, as I have yet to figure out how to grow anything in this Texas heat!
The interior is lined once again with tongue-and-groove cedar planks...or simply a stained pine siding. Its simplicity is a welcome 'blank canvas' for any decoration or functional program to be housed within. One could simply add furniture or create elaborate built in pieces to accommodate the most detailed or even the most mundane task.
The shell is infilled with an aluminum and glass storefront system. The glazing pattern is one which I seem to have carried with me since my first years in architecture: random, shifting panes with alternating colors + opacity. Finally, in this rendition of the design, I've steered clear of needing a steel structure. While the coil still has its angled walls, it can be easily built from standard stick framing. After all, to refine means to simplify. Oh, and one more thing:
When all else fails, put a bird on it.