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* Residential Architecture: Matryoshka House by David Jameson Architect

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 15 September 2012

Residential Architecture: Matryoshka House by David Jameson Architect: “..Located in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, this small house is organized as a series of volumes nested one inside another.  At the core of the volumes is a suspended meditation chamber..The suspended box acts as the physical and spiritual center of the project.  The internal energy of the meditation chamber is encapsulated within an open glowing frame. An alternating tread stair engages the participant to deliberately ascend the threshold to the meditation chamber..The meditation chamber is surrounded by a wooden container which encases the living areas of the house. This shell is in turn cradled by stucco walls serving as a protective layer and grounding the house to the earth. The in-between spaces of the nested volumes are strategically sliced to allow the sun to project lines of light within. By separating the three shells, the interstitial spaces allow light to become an architectural material that activates the interior..”  Interesting form, interior volumes, materiality and details; extensive glazing, natural light; developed materiality; horizontal wood cladding..

See some of our posts on other homes by David Jameson Architect:

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image: © Paul Warchol Photography; article: Minner , Kelly . “Matryoshka House / David Jameson Architect” 26 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/99023&gt;

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