Monday, March 27, 2017

American Modern House | A House Named Fred | Orange Country | North Carolina | In Situ Studio

The house rises above a gentle topography and is located to capture forest views and take advantage of the natural rhythms of light and air. Our clients are very private, and the program is formatted to separate the moment of arrival from the main living spaces. The house is low and long beneath the tree canopy, slightly lifted above the ground, with punctuations in the walls and roof that play off views of the forest. A folded metal skin shelters the house, providing protection on the north side and opening to the south to admit generous light.....more

Sunday, March 26, 2017

American Modern House | Clark Court | Raleigh | North Carolina | In Situ Studio

The house sits atop a hill, under three large oaks, and is oriented towards a pond. Our clients, a young couple with a newborn, being inspired by Modern and Japanese design, challenged us to design an open house on a prominent site that would provide privacy and create intimate connections between the interior and exterior. As designers, their sophisticated tastes allowed us to work in a productive design collaboration.

The main volume is three stories – basement; ground level entry, kitchen, and offices; upstairs bedrooms and playroom. Windows and skylights target views of the pond and forest and admit generous light. A delicate pavilion extends southwest from the main volume and onto the most private portion of the site, under three large oak trees. Here, living and dining are sheltered under a broad, thin roof supported by four small columns and the hearth. Operable glass walls open this space to the yard. The slender form of the house and thin edges belie its large size.....more

Saturday, March 25, 2017

American Moedrn House | Cape Cod Beach House | Hariri & Hariri

Provincetown is a thin strip of low-rise buildings at the curved tip of Cape Cod. Despite it's known bohemian summering artist, writers, painters, and a historic gay community –the town still has little contemporary architecture. Only a few steps away from a masterwork of 20th-century architecture by Walter Gropius, this project takes form.

This 2400 Sqft. Beach House is located at the far end of the geographically exquisite Provincetown, on a dune facing a salt marsh and a mile-long stone breakwater. It is a two-story structure with 3 bedrooms, loft like living/dining/kitchen areas, large terrace and covered balcony spaces above. The contours and curvature of the land combined with the city's 23 ft. height limit were used to develop a snug, intimate relationship between the architecture and the site.......more
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