the world's most visited architecture website
All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Houses
  4. United States
  5. Wheeler Kearns Architects
  6. Orchard East / Wheeler Kearns Architects

Orchard East / Wheeler Kearns Architects

  • 00:00 - 2 May, 2009
Orchard East / Wheeler Kearns Architects
Orchard East / Wheeler Kearns Architects

Orchard East / Wheeler Kearns Architects Orchard East / Wheeler Kearns Architects Orchard East / Wheeler Kearns Architects Orchard East / Wheeler Kearns Architects + 36

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chicago, United States
  • Interiors

    Leslie Jones & Associates
  • Structure

    Thornton Tomasetti
  • Consulting Engineer

    James Carpenter Design Associates
  • Mep Engineer

    IBC Engineering
  • Lighting

    Charter Sills
  • Landscape Architects

    McKay Landscape Architecture, Xavier Vendrell Studio
  • Client

    Withheld
  • Construction

    Norcon, Inc.
  • Acoustics

    Acoustic Expertise

Text description provided by the architects. A broad, introverted, opaque volume of private spaces floats above a fully transparent, extroverted space at grade that extends, below the canopy of the volume above, into the garden.  This urban residence is a warm, intimate home for a family of four that can transform into a place of assembly as needed and has an integral connection between interior and exterior experiences.

Light and air courts, terminating in a series of reflecting pools, perforate the volume and extend vertically through the house to distribute reflected light, and activate the interior with rain and snow; further reinforcing the blurred boundaries of interior and exterior space.

A collaborative design process led to architectural and structural innovations that include vertically post-tensioned concrete thermal mass with forty foot cantilevers; pultruded fiberglass wide-flanges, filled with closed cell spray foam insulation, sheathed in aerated autoclaved concrete and pigmented cement stucco; thermally broken floor to ceiling glass curtain wall and sliding door system.

View the complete gallery

About this office
Cite: "Orchard East / Wheeler Kearns Architects" 02 May 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/20280/orchard-east-wheeler-kearns-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments
Read comments

果园以东 / Wheeler Kearns Architects

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.