East 6th Street House / Touloukian Touloukian Inc.

© Stephen Lee Photography

Architects: Touloukian Touloukian Inc.
Location: , Massachusetts, USA
General Contractor: Mike Ahern
Structural Engineer: Uy Than Ly
Electrical Lighting Design: Paul Zaferiou
Photographs: Stephen Lee Photography

This speculative development was built on a rear parcel with restricted views to the street, code restricted openings for windows, and less desirable views of the adjacent lots. The design re-directs the focus to an interior environment with a sun filled “skylight stair hall” and “rear light shaft” that brings natural light to all corners of each floor.

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© Stephen Lee Photography

Realizing the strengths of the local trades, and the neighborhood context of boxlike structures with varied siding, the forms and materials are re-interpreted through simple geometric volumes and a siding pattern of fiber-cement clapboard in various standard widths.

© Stephen Lee Photography
Cite: "East 6th Street House / Touloukian Touloukian Inc." 18 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 Apr 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=151082>

2 comments

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    I may be missing something but what is the point of the shading construction….?
    Apart from this it is a decent design!

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