Friday, December 17, 2010

West Seattle Residence by Lawrence Architecture

 Lawrence Architecture have designed a home in the West Seattle district of Seattle, Washington.
A modern house on view property with 3,800 SF of living space and a 925 SF detached garage.  Primary materials include concrete, steel, and glass.  A concrete wall up to twenty-four feet high organizes the site and the house: the garage, entry and service spaces are on the street side of the wall, while providing  privacy for the main living space which is a curtain wall-enclosed pavilion.  The wall is also the organizing element for the circulation including the stairs with cantilevered steel treads. Supported on steel frames and  triangular steel trusses, the roof  swoops over the concrete wall capping the pavilion.  Eight by sixteen foot sections of the curtain wall pivot for ventilation.  The stair has demountable guardrails which are normally in place but were removed for the photographs.

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