Komai Residence by Robert M. Gurney Architect

By Magaly • 26 mins ago

Komai Residence is a personal house developed by Robert M. Gurney Architect.

It is positioned in Alexandria, Virginia, USA.


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Komai Residence by Robert M. Gurney Architect:

“A little, triangular corner great deal in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia, was largely regarded as well little to accommodate a new residence. For years, this lot mostly served the neighborhood as a puppy walking park. Zoning setbacks, and a height restrict steady with the adjacent largely one particular story bungalows, craftsman design homes and tiny colonials, decreased the buildable footprint and creating envelope drastically. In addition, 2 off-street parking spaces have been required. Developers struggled to offer a home that was the 2 equivalent in design to neighboring houses and would fit onto the good deal.

2 imaginative graphic designers who lived in the neighborhood viewed the lot with its inherent challenges as an opportunity to create a tiny, contemporary residence that would permit them to downsize and continue to be in the community they loved. They bought the good deal, being aware of their house would be internet site-responsive but as opposed to the neighboring houses.

The program for the new residence was reasonably modest: an open residing, dining and kitchen room, a first floor master bedroom suite, a workspace and a guest bedroom suite. In the design, the zoning setbacks largely informed the volume and massing. The property is constructed to the zoning setbacks on facing streets which aligns with adjacent homes along the lengths of the 2 blocks. Although the residence is 2 stories tall and built to the greatest height limit, it is steady with the regular height of the thirteen houses inside of the triangular block.

The residence is organized around a double height space containing the dining and living space. A bridge connects the 2nd floor workplace with the guest bedroom suite and assists define the dining spot. 3 big skylights more animate the space, and in mixture with large expanses of glass and Kalwall panels, the space is flooded with light. Finishes are kept minimum and the detailing is crisp. Spatial composition and normal light become the primary design and style resources.

Regardless of using an architectural language dissimilar to its neighboring predecessors, the scale and height of this new residence is constant with them, and allows the house to integrate comfortably inside this eclectic neighborhood.”

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