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  • 01:00 - 24 July, 2010
322 Reinvented / Substance Architecture
322 Reinvented / Substance Architecture, © Paul Crosby
© Paul Crosby

© Paul Crosby © Paul Crosby © Paul Crosby © Paul Crosby +25

From the architect. This Iowa City residence, built in 1941 and subsequently expanded several times over the intervening decades, was a complex mass housing a warren of rooms with no overall sense of organization. The home had one compelling feature - a large site in an established neighborhood surrounded by mature trees. The desire to liberate and organize the interior spaces and connect them to this landscape was a central theme which guided the homes renovation.

© Paul Crosby
© Paul Crosby

The designers employed a series of transformational tactics to simplify and expand the home. The gable form was expanded vertically (by increasing the roof slope) and extruded to the north to increase the homes volume within the existing foundation. The existing windows were replaced and their rhythm extended to order the home’s fenestration. The result is a simple, almost archetypal, “house shape”. This gabled volume was then expanded with a series of porches providing a transitional space between inside and outside, as well as solar protection for new enlarged glass openings. These porches, in turn, frame exterior spaces around the home.

© Paul Crosby
© Paul Crosby

The interior is similarly direct. The first level of the home becomes a single, white, open volume with a dark mass of service spaces placed off-center. This mass subtly defines the first level living spaces. The second level houses the bedrooms while the attic becomes a playroom space, flanked by additional bedrooms.

© Paul Crosby
© Paul Crosby

Throughout, efforts we made to create a cohesive whole with a sense of openness out of the cellular rooms of the existing home.

© Paul Crosby
© Paul Crosby
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22 Comments

BG · May 27, 2016

nice roof!

francisco · January 16, 2011

Simplicity is allways lovely

eili · December 04, 2010

you asking me why safeplay? come on!
nearly every project i see is ruined with this idealess mid-century eames stuff overdose.
nothing against eames, i really respect their furniture - but (as we can see here) , this overdosed use really bores me! thats all!
has nothing to to with the architecture - i like this house!!

roclafamilia · October 21, 2010

Helpful blog, bookmarked the website with hopes to read more!

Sand Creek · July 30, 2010

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Kyle Phillips · July 29, 2010

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me · July 25, 2010

what's a safeplay and boring? It's a house for living and I would live there. Everything is in place.

eili · July 25, 2010

i can´t stand seeing all these eames - stuffed houses anymore!
boring safeplay !

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