Residential Architecture: Cloud House by McBride Charles Ryan: “..an addition and renovation to a double-fronted Edwardian house.. work for the house is designed in three parts. This allows for a sequence of distinct and unexpected episodes, with glimpses previewing oncoming spaces and experiences as you move through the home..The form of the ‘cloud’ conforms to setback regulations without appearing obviously determined by them. The extrusion creates a dramatic interior language where walls merge seamlessly with the floor and ceiling. The craftsmanship is remarkable throughout; it has a sense of care one typically associates with the work of a cooper or wheelwright. While the geometry is playful, the extrusion is essentially a contemporary barrel vault. It is our hope that this cloud has a ‘silver lining’..” Original and, perhaps, idiosyncratic, addition/extension; extensive glazing, wood, contemporary barrel vault, interesting interior volumes and elements..
image: John Gollings; article: Contemporist