inside / out   pushing local conventions; connecting interior spaces to exterior environments in an urban infill setting

inside / out

pushing local conventions; connecting interior spaces to exterior environments in an urban infill setting

  prospect residence: single-family urban infill   steel panels sited to provide a private area in front courtyard… semi-transparent wall to frame existing pecan tree

prospect residence: single-family urban infill

steel panels sited to provide a private area in front courtyard… semi-transparent wall to frame existing pecan tree

 flush sill detail at master suite intended to enhance connection to the exterior

flush sill detail at master suite intended to enhance connection to the exterior

 smoked aluminum veneer at vanity… panels at master bath create hidden connection to closet

smoked aluminum veneer at vanity… panels at master bath create hidden connection to closet

 outdoor shower… highlighting recessed sill detail at glazing

outdoor shower… highlighting recessed sill detail at glazing

  rusk residences:  compact single-family urban infill prototype   view to front entry

rusk residences: compact single-family urban infill prototype

view to front entry

 cantilevered upper level creates sheltered outdoor areas

cantilevered upper level creates sheltered outdoor areas

 a composition of exposed joists, modular and portable storage, and open stair allows inhabitant to define space for a variety of uses

a composition of exposed joists, modular and portable storage, and open stair allows inhabitant to define space for a variety of uses

 detail of free-standing storage and ceiling above

detail of free-standing storage and ceiling above

 flexible space at comfortable scale

flexible space at comfortable scale

 little joe:  slender residence with optimal solar orientation  stained white cedar and metal paneling

little joe: slender residence with optimal solar orientation

stained white cedar and metal paneling

 exposed joists define space and provide texture

exposed joists define space and provide texture

 continuous path connects bedrooms to loft area and shared bath

continuous path connects bedrooms to loft area and shared bath

 dropped ceiling houses mechanical system and defines living areas; exposed joists provide relief and texture… clerestory windows provide light and privacy from adjacent unit

dropped ceiling houses mechanical system and defines living areas; exposed joists provide relief and texture… clerestory windows provide light and privacy from adjacent unit

 open stair

open stair

 cabinets integrated with clerestory windows

cabinets integrated with clerestory windows

  shi jon:  a tree house   a vertically oriented house with minimal foot print preserves existing trees; acts as a backdrop to its surroundings

shi jon: a tree house

a vertically oriented house with minimal foot print preserves existing trees; acts as a backdrop to its surroundings

 detail at entry hints at the vertical circulation which connects three levels of the home

detail at entry hints at the vertical circulation which connects three levels of the home

 living space at second level with floating stair detail… raw steel and parallel strand lumber

living space at second level with floating stair detail… raw steel and parallel strand lumber

 three story stair unveils views to outdoor forest beyond

three story stair unveils views to outdoor forest beyond

 the skeleton of the house is exposed… minimally detailed glazing provides connection to existing trees

the skeleton of the house is exposed… minimally detailed glazing provides connection to existing trees

 parallel strand wall framing provides peek to outdoor space below

parallel strand wall framing provides peek to outdoor space below

 open shower and bathing area… grey porcelain tile and exposed structure

open shower and bathing area… grey porcelain tile and exposed structure

 view to forest below from master suite

view to forest below from master suite