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Split Level House / Qb Design

  • 00:00 - 3 February, 2010
Split Level House / Qb Design
Split Level House / Qb Design, © Halkin Mason Photography
© Halkin Mason Photography

© Halkin Mason Photography © Halkin Mason Photography © Halkin Mason Photography © Halkin Mason Photography +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Philadelphia, United States
  • Architects

    Qb Design
  • Structural Engineer

    The Kachele Group
  • General Contractor

    McCoubrey Overholser, Inc.
  • Stair Fabrication

    Bill Curran Design
  • Cabinetry

    James Van Etten
  • Area

    279.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

From the architect. Sited on a vacant corner in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia, this house for a growing family stitches itself into the neighborhood by responding to local cues.

© Halkin Mason Photography
© Halkin Mason Photography

Curved brick corners negotiate the irregular street grid, while the cadence of typical rowhouses and a palette of brick volumes and stone bases are translated into a new vocabulary.

© Halkin Mason Photography
© Halkin Mason Photography
Cite: "Split Level House / Qb Design" 03 Feb 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/48308/split-level-house-qb-design/>
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28 Comments

Solidspace · June 26, 2012

Love it!

siva kumar · December 27, 2011

simply superb..,

Chen Di · September 13, 2011

fantastic!! I really love it

susan · August 22, 2011

amazing section!

jdcarling · January 12, 2011

Best thing from Philly since Rocky and my Fiance!!!! YEAH!

John-David Carling · December 27, 2011 09:19 AM

Now shes my wife and we are going to visit this building soon !!!!! WOO HOO!!!!

Architecture Topic · April 08, 2010

Architecture #Architecture: Split Level House / Qb Design... http://bit.ly/94OGSp

vld · March 13, 2010

All I can say is- "The house that too FOREVER to build." Nice to finally see a finished product and not that yellow.

fred · March 12, 2010

where is the kitchen?

Grisel Aguayo · March 05, 2010

INTERIOR DESIGN: Nice place.... Split Level House / Qb Design | ArchDaily http://su.pr/1ojH8e

RGoldschmidt · February 28, 2010

Great work. I'm speechless!

Mark Bailey · February 25, 2010

Dream house of the day: Good use of a tight urban space - http://bit.ly/8YHSwk

Mark Bailey · February 25, 2010

Dream house of the day: Good use of a tight urban space - http://bit.ly/8YHSwk

Oscar Morales B- · February 21, 2010

"Split Level House" via @archdaily http://tinyurl.com/ya49aa9 una buena manera de diseñar una esquina

thompouce · February 07, 2010

@Milan: interesting, Loos came to my mind too when I saw this.

Milan · February 06, 2010

Adolf Loos would be very happy to see this! Nice project!

ximi · February 05, 2010

RT @nicholaspatten: I&#39d Live Here: Split Level House. http://bit.ly/duacHM

Victoria B. · February 05, 2010

RT @nicholaspatten: I&#39d Live Here: Split Level House. http://bit.ly/duacHM

word · February 05, 2010

This comes from less of a designer perspective, but I think the house just looks fun. Well done.

blazerd · February 04, 2010

I like that there is a sense of grand entry procession (you know for sure how you enter the home) as well as intimate scale. It is also quite urban in the way it opens up to and participates with the streetscape. but there is still a vertical spatial sequence that brings you to more private realms on the upper floors and roof deck...

and the materials are contextual in just the right innovative ways...I can think of many contemporary japanese homes that I love which suffer from to much inward focus and not enough consideration of contextuality in their material composition. but I wouldn't have thought of it without seeing this design...great conversation piece.

José · February 04, 2010

Veeeery niiiiice.....:-)

Sissie · February 04, 2010

lovely~~~

Kornelia · February 04, 2010

This is a great project. Respecting the building environment and still with own face.

Panus D. · February 04, 2010

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Assis Haubert · February 04, 2010

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Anthony · February 04, 2010

This is an exquisite example of an urban dwelling - especially impressive is the flow and movement within a limited site.

Great work.

thompouce · February 04, 2010

not much to say: it's just that I love this realisation !! (didnt watch closely but pictures are so nice !)

jfco. · February 04, 2010

nicely done guys!!

jASON · February 04, 2010

Beautiful home, glad to see it's in the U.S., wasn't expecting Philadelphia when I first saw the picture.

I wish it didn't look like a Design Within Reach showroom, though. Seriously, is there anything from the catalog they didn't buy?

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