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  7. Salop Gelman Residence / Travis Price Architects

Salop Gelman Residence / Travis Price Architects

  • 00:00 - 2 July, 2011
Salop Gelman Residence / Travis Price Architects
Salop Gelman Residence / Travis Price Architects, © Kenneth M. Wyner
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  • Architects

    Travis Price Architects - Travis Price, Patrick Swift
  • Location

    Bethesda, United States
  • Project Manager

    Diego Balagna
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. The Salop/Gelman residence is a new home on a lot overlooking the Potomac River above a large spillway with a placid manmade lake to one side and the harsh rippling rapids to the other. The essential design parti was a garden path that literally bifurcated the home creating an endless path outward to experience the parted waters as the main entry. Nature as front door was the key.

© Kenneth M. Wyner
© Kenneth M. Wyner

To one side is a large living, dining, kitchen and master bedroom suites. The path to the other side continues down through a long tunnel through media room to the other side containing 3 more bedrooms and an office. The entire house is also a reflection of silver clouds and rolling hills.

© Kenneth M. Wyner
© Kenneth M. Wyner

The large roof canopy is a direct function of full winter passive solar gain and full summer shading. Functional green design is celebrated by the metaphors of waters and nature in view. It is highly insulated, passively heated and cooled, as well as equipped with a solar domestic hot water system. The entire skin uses low embodied energy with brushed aluminum, indigenous stone and glass. The interior is all select cut lumber and engineered wood.

© Kenneth M. Wyner
© Kenneth M. Wyner

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Cite: "Salop Gelman Residence / Travis Price Architects" 02 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/147218/salop-gelman-residence-travis-price-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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