The influence of construction on design and design on constructon is the fundamental premise that shapes our process and defines our design approach.
Our client came to us asking for a “Modern Gothic” house. His interest in privacy, tall vertical spaces, and a fascination with stairs drove the design for the four-story house. Narrow vertical windows add to the building’s verticality while allowing for fast, affordable construction. These windows also provide the desired privacy while playing on the idea of “arrow loop” windows, which once provided protection for archers inside Gothic castles.
On the ground floor, the four-car garage provides room for his muscle cars and dragster. The eleven foot tall concrete entry stair provides access to the home’s main level and its triple height living space. The upper two levels contain bedrooms, a library, and a studio where the musician can write and record his music.
2012 – Pittsboro NC
2013 George Matsumoto Prize, First Prize
2013 AIA TriangleMerit Award