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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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* Residential Architecture: Glenbrook Residence by David Jameson Architect

Posted by the editors on Friday, 14 September 2012

Residential Architecture: Glenbrook Residence by David Jameson Architect: “..Shaped largely by the site, the Glenbrook Residence is conceptually a courtyard inserted between two heavy walls. Threading the walls through the treescape to create distinct yet connected structures allows the house to be divided spatially into the most public, most private and a living pavilion that can become either or both. The residual in-between spaces create outdoor rooms that engage the building..The public and private wings of the house make up the foundations of the design concept. They are thought of as being of the earth and are articulated through their materials and shape as heavy, static pieces. These wings define the bounds of the house and act as the backbone to support the various courtyards, upper roof canopies and the dynamic living pavilion that sits between..the living pavilion is conceived as the center-piece of the concept and glows like a crystal between the heavy wall elements of the house and contains the cooking, eating, and living spaces..Above each of the heavy wings floats a thin, folding roof canopy. More than a simple surface, this roof canopy is conceived as an entity where nothing is hidden and all six sides are exposed to view. The walls that contain the spaces beneath these canopies are made of glass to create the illusion of a floating roof and to blur the boundary between inside and outside. All of these elements adopt a language of angular, dynamic forms in order to be completely liberated from the solid elements of the house..”  Extensive glazing, abundant natural light, views; interesting interior volumes, impressive materiality and details..

See our posts on four other homes by David Jameson Architect:

image: © Paul Warchol Photography; article: Minner , Kelly . “Glenbrook Residence / David Jameson Architect” 27 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/106677&gt;

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* Residential Architecture: Black White Residence by David Jameson Architect

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Residential Architecture: Black White Residence by David Jameson Architect: “..The Black White Residence inhabits the masonry shell of an existing house.  Focusing the design concept around ruins and exploring the idea of aperture, the glass temples, black frames, and white stucco provide a stark contrast to the natural surroundings, all the while offering views to the landscape beyond.  The design program called for renovations on the first floor level and the addition of a second level with a significantly smaller footprint..Alluding to the Acropolis, four modern glass temples emerge from a white stucco plinth as volumes of light, and define space between each other. These volumes of light are stitched together by a circulation core sheathed in black that extends to cradle each space. The volumes are instruments of light, gathering natural light to the interior during the day and glowing in the landscape at night..The glass volumes of the upper level and windows incised into the main level stucco plinth are thought of as lenses to the landscape. Facing the street side of the site, long thin ‘census’ windows give focus to the measured cadence of tree trunks while editing views to passing vehicles. Above, the glass volumes provide panoramic views to the tree canopy and sky above. To the rear yard, one glass volume slices through the plinth to frame unencumbered two storey views..”  Interesting concept, form, interior volumes and details; extensive glazing, interesting fenestration including clerestory windows; abundant natural light and views for this renovation and extension of an existing home..

See our posts on two other homes by David Jameson Architect:

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image: © Paul Warchol Photography; article: Minner , Kelly . “Black White Residence / David Jameson Architect” 04 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/101226&gt;

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* Residential Architecture: Jigsaw Residence by David Jameson Architect

Posted by the editors on Monday, 10 September 2012

Residential Architecture: Jigsaw Residence by David Jameson Architect: “..Recycling a single story suburban house located on a busy corner site, the Jigsaw Residence introverts itself in a continuous spatial flow around an open air courtyard carved from the home’s remains. A matrix of spaces is linked by movement through them as storeys merge and spaces relate to each other as they rise and fall in a series of interlocked puzzle-like volumes giving a unique three dimensional framework to each space where plan and section respond to program simultaneously..Fundamental to the conception of the house is the notion of reflectivity, rendering unclear the boundaries between inside and outside. Light and space are modulated by meshing ribbons of wall and glass that form a tessellation of solid and void. The conditioning of these internal and external walls is identical. Planes of stucco exterior walls transform into plaster interior walls while passing through glass. Clerestory glazing and window constructs are carefully sited to afford privacy to the occupants while framing and extending views through the site..”  Interesting form, interior volumes, fenestration, details; extensive glazing, natural light..

See our posts on two other homes by David Jameson Architect:

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image: © Paul Warchol Photography; article: Minner , Kelly . “Jigsaw Residence / David Jameson Architect” 10 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/102569&gt;

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