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Orange House / archimania

  • 01:00 - 12 June, 2010
Orange House / archimania
Orange House / archimania, © Jeffrey Jacobs Photography
© Jeffrey Jacobs Photography

© Jeffrey Jacobs Photography © Jeffrey Jacobs Photography © Jeffrey Jacobs Photography © Jeffrey Jacobs Photography +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Memphis, TN, United States
  • Architects

  • Cost Per Square Foot

  • Construction Cost

  • Owner/Client

    Pantik Home Builders
  • General Contractor

    Pantik Home Builders
  • Area

    2833.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. To design a speculative modern home conducive to urban family life, set in a New Urban community on the edge of Downtown Memphis.

© Jeffrey Jacobs Photography
© Jeffrey Jacobs Photography

The house’s design responds to the pie-shaped site and embraces modern aesthetics while maintaining a similar scale with the surrounding traditional neighborhood development. With only 32 feet of street frontage, the front of the house is dedicated to vehicular and pedestrian access, while the rear is nestled in the trees with views to a small neighborhood pond and walking trail.

© Jeffrey Jacobs Photography
© Jeffrey Jacobs Photography

The house is broken into three primary masses based on use, each rendered in its own material. The front elevation is composed of an orange-clad corrugated metal volume cantilevered over the lower level, clad in cementitious panels. Entry is made between the primary orange mass and secondary mass housing the office, rendered in redwood.

© Jeffrey Jacobs Photography
© Jeffrey Jacobs Photography

The rear mass, a glass-faced two-story component, fronts both an internal courtyard and a rear pond. Its eastern clerestory glass wall is balanced by a western wall of double-height glass covered by an exaggerated overhang. This overhang protects the glass from harsh afternoon sun while structurally supporting a metal grate balcony accessed off of the master suite. Daylight is plentiful within this three-bedroom home that is functional, open, and designed within a tight budget.

© Jeffrey Jacobs Photography
© Jeffrey Jacobs Photography
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kohing foo · January 23, 2011

its an extremely simple yet appealing design, i would love to have this house in Bali

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Priscilla Marchetto · October 19, 2010
ORANGE HOUSE #architecture

John · July 10, 2010

Terrible colors. Who wants to live there? Don't they have an interior designer?

Steve Yoder · July 05, 2010 @plethoraapp

o0 · June 15, 2010

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Denis · June 15, 2010

Have seen the house when I was in Memphis. Not so impressed. Pictures are much nicer than the real house. House felt empty and meaningless. Sorry.

John · June 14, 2010

Great house, love the design and the distribution. Want mine like this!

up_today_arch · June 12, 2010

Someone get wrong the color, it is red house...

Jermu · June 12, 2010

Glorious. They can design MY house anytime.

FELIPE GOES · June 14, 2010 05:18 AM

Great ! Soo elegant.


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