该住宅距离该地区的技术中心仅有一箭之遥，在西雅图漫长而潮湿的冬季，该住宅与田园风光紧密相连，同时又不影响舒适度。我们的客户渴望有一栋 "充满光亮、亲近自然"的房子。为了实现这一目标，我们设计了一个 "L"形的建筑，并将体量退让，腾出了一个很大的户外区域。然后，我们开发了一系列的 "房间"，有些在室内有些在室外，这些房间沿着山坡向上爬，相互 "对话"。
Located a stone’s throw from the region’s technology center, this home offers strong connectivity to its pastoral landscape without compromising comfort during Seattle’s long, wet winter. Our clients longed for a house that was “full of light and close to nature”. To accomplish that, we created an “L” shaped plan and set the building back on the site, freeing up an unusually large outdoor area. We then developed a series of “rooms” – some inside, some outside – that terrace up the hill and “speak” to one another.
The site contains stands of mature, native cedar trees, which we preserved. From the gate, one climbs up through the trees into the Auto-court, the first of several “outside rooms”, defined by concrete walls graced with vines. From there, one proceeds up an oversized stair to the Meadow-court, planted in field grasses and containing a sitting area. Water flows between the stair and the house, softening the path and providing enough white noise to mask the sound of the nearby road. The Terrace-court is the third outside room in the trilogy, accessed from the living area. This is used for seasonal dining and evening campfires.
“Inside rooms” are organized into public and private wings. The roof over the public wing, supported by four concrete columns, is elemental, pavilion-like, formed from a single sheet of material folded subtly in an origami-like manner to lighten its presence and push ones gaze out toward the landscape. Daylight flows freely inward. Inside and outside space are one visually; walls of glass define them functionally.
The private wing houses family bedrooms and baths. Its low-slung roof and dark-colored finishes distinguish it visually from the public wing and suggest intimacy. A children’s play loft is tucked under the great room roof where the buildings intersect. A private terrace is located off the master bedroom.
The material pallet is decidedly minimal, designed to reduce visual noise and strengthen the calming quality of the site. Plantation-sourced sapeli windows and doors provide a warm frame for outward viewing; porcelain tile floors and concrete terraces create continuity between inside and out; white plaster walls and ceilings maintain brightness even on the bleakest day; blackened steel hardware and trim provide contrast and visual interest. Sustainable features include geothermal heat, super insulation, passive solar with thermal mass, and wide overhangs for shade.
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Project name: Inside Outside House
Company name: David Coleman / Architecture
Contact e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Project location: Bellevue, WA
Completion Year: 2018
Structural Engineering – Gary Gill, PE
Landscape Architecture – Alchemie Design – Bruce Hinkley
Interior Design – Elizabeth Stretch, Stretch Design
Thermal & Moisture – ERD
General Contractor – SBI Construction
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Photo credits: Paul Warchol