Balakrishnan ResidenceCube Design + research
The design creates a central living room within the landscape. The living room has floor to ceiling glass either side that may be fully opened to a meadow. This is analogous to the southern vernacular dog-trot home and allows natural cooling to adjacent rooms. The two-story home is laid on an east-west axis to maximize the benefits of passive solar throughout the year. Tall pines that surround the home inspired the vertical exterior siding. Movement through the home is choreographed to views and natural light.
Brinegar HouseSzostak Design
Sited on the golf course in Durham’s historic Hope Valley neighborhood. The design respects its context and also reflects our client’s vision for a modern house with space for art, outdoors and room to entertain.The entry court framed by site walls providing privacy and a layered entry experience. A gallery spans the length of the south entrance and provides circulation through the house. The primary open-plan, high volume living space extends directly onto the terrace. Amenities include an indoor/outdoor fireplace, a lap pool.
Medlin Residencein situ studio
Our clients desired four-bedrooms with large public spaces opening onto a constrained suburban site near downtown Raleigh. The site was long north-south and sloping down to the street on the north side. A stream bisected the site near the street, and the associated floodplain precluded construction on the front half of the property. A slope at the rear of the site prevented locating the house back on the property. These constraints produced a compact, two-story “L” creating a private outdoor space between the house and the hillside.
Trott ResidenceTina Govan Architect