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  • 01:00 - 4 January, 2011
Black White Residence / David Jameson Architect
Black White Residence / David Jameson Architect, © Paul Warchol Photography
© Paul Warchol Photography

© Paul Warchol Photography © Paul Warchol Photography © Paul Warchol Photography © Paul Warchol Photography +17

From the architect. The Black White Residence inhabits the masonry shell of an existing house.  Focusing the design concept around ruins and exploring the idea of aperture, the glass temples, black frames, and white stucco provide a stark contrast to the natural surroundings, all the while offering views to the landscape beyond.  The design program called for renovations on the first floor level and the addition of a second level with a significantly smaller footprint.  More photographs and drawings following the break.

© Paul Warchol Photography
© Paul Warchol Photography

Alluding to the Acropolis, four modern glass temples emerge from a white stucco plinth as volumes of light, and define space between each other. These volumes of light are stitched together by a circulation core sheathed in black that extends to cradle each space. The volumes are instruments of light, gathering natural light to the interior during the day and glowing in the landscape at night.

© Paul Warchol Photography
© Paul Warchol Photography

The glass volumes of the upper level and windows incised into the main level stucco plinth are thought of as lenses to the landscape. Facing the street side of the site, long thin ‘census’ windows give focus to the measured cadence of tree trunks while editing views to passing vehicles. Above, the glass volumes provide panoramic views to the tree canopy and sky above. To the rear yard, one glass volume slices through the plinth to frame unencumbered two story views.

© Paul Warchol Photography
© Paul Warchol Photography
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MARCILIO avelino · October 25, 2011

#aRQ ... Black & White ... http://t.co/5baaTvxl

agha shahini · August 24, 2011

hi very very beautiful.gheshang bechehay goragan

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Nicholas Patten · January 05, 2011

I&#39d Live Here: Black White Residence. http://bit.ly/dMuTKs

fred · January 05, 2011

Plans are a bit clogged, but--

Lovely concept

House as city
Simple and elegant expression
Great presence indoors and out

The architect should be very proud to have done this.

i n m a n ú ñ e z · January 05, 2011

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Architektourist · January 05, 2011

Moderne Tempelarchitektur http://ow.ly/3yvD0

Leon · January 05, 2011

Wow.. wonderful excercise of classic modernity. Only the name lacks attention. Make up a suitable name! This is like naming your dog 'spottie' or blackie. But as for the architecture: only silence suits this architecture.

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Holcim Awards US · January 05, 2011

Great simple concept expertly manifested. I love the connection between interior and exterior. The materials are also complimentary. A really wonderful project.

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martin · January 05, 2011

That's what i call architecture.. beautiful spatial qualities all around. A pitty that not all the rooms are pictured here, only several pics of the main ones.

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