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* Residential Architecture: Harkavy Residence by Robert Gurney Architect

Posted by the editors on Monday, 21 May 2012

Residential Architecture: Harkavy Residence by Robert Gurney Architect: “..oriented toward views deep into the woods..The house is composed of three volumes articulated with varying roof forms. A two-story wood volume anchors the composition. A butterfly-shaped roof is employed to open views southward and sloped to funnel rainwater into a collection system. Large overhangs provide a sense of shelter and shade the openings below while maximizing sun exposure in the winter. The overhangs also serve to extend a visual connection to the outdoors. A shed-roofed volume, clad in corrugated galvalume incorporates the garage and service spaces. A third volume, housing the primary bedroom suite, is flat-roofed and sheathed in Corten steel..Interior detailing is minimal and crisp throughout. Brazilian cherry flooring and beech millwork combine with black window frames and black ground-faced block. Limestone, teak, stainless steel, natural aluminum and opaque and translucent glass contribute to the palette..With simple forms rendered in sensory materials, the house becomes a small part of the larger landscape, providing a place to witness trees changing colors, fog rolling in from the not too distant Potomac River and deer herds wandering to the edge of the woods..”  Interesting forms, materiality, interior volumes, abundant glazing, natural light, views of nature..

See posts on other homes, including an AIA 2012 award-winning home, by Robert Gurney Architect:

image: © Anice Hoachlander | HD Photo; article: Minner , Kelly . “Harkavy Residence / Robert Gurney Architect” 31 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/108053&gt;

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