the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Houses
  4. United States
  5. Brininstool + Lynch
  6. 2013
  7. Wood House / Brininstool + Lynch

Wood House / Brininstool + Lynch

  • 01:00 - 24 September, 2014
Wood House / Brininstool + Lynch
Wood House / Brininstool + Lynch, © Christopher Barrett Photographer
© Christopher Barrett Photographer

© Christopher Barrett Photographer © Christopher Barrett Photographer © Christopher Barrett Photographer © Christopher Barrett Photographer + 39

  • Contractor

    Goldberg General Contracting, Inc.
  • Landscape Architecture

    Coen + Partners
  • Structural Engineering

    Goodfriend Magruder Structure LLC
  • Civil Engineering

    Moshe Calamaro & Associates, Inc.
  • Mechanical Engineering

    AA Service Company
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Christopher Barrett Photographer
© Christopher Barrett Photographer

Text description provided by the architects. Designing this Chicago residence was an exercise in creating privacy within an urban neighborhood while providing an abundance of open, bright space.

© Christopher Barrett Photographer
© Christopher Barrett Photographer

The first floor is defined by clear views from the landscape in front to the courtyard at back. The second floor has private spaces with northern and eastern light, appropriate for comfortable sleeping spaces. The third floor provides solitude for working and adjacent outdoor areas of repose that encompass views over the courtyard, the neighborhood, and to the city skyline. Together, they comprise a rational and inspiring response to basic needs of living, sleeping and working.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The house is organized in an ‘L’. On the first floor, the living room is a two-story volume with a lay-light of patterned acrylic that filters natural daylight from the skylight above. Full-height windows and doors line the east and west sides of the room, creating seamlessness between indoors and out. The other leg of the ‘L’ is a three-story volume along the north side of the property. Millwork boxes separate the first floor functions. Black granite defines the perimeter circulation, and blocks of end-grain walnut infill the center floor areas.

© Christopher Barrett Photographer
© Christopher Barrett Photographer

An elegant open riser stair is illuminated by natural light from a skylight above and adjacent windows. It ascends to the privacy of the bedroom floor, which has a similar material palette to the first, but where the first floor is open and animated; the second floor is quiet and subdued.

Section
Section

The third floor houses a private study and guest suite. Each space has its own deck and green roof with views to the sky and courtyard below. The views, copper screens, connections to the exterior and careful detailing create a serene and distinctive environment.

© Christopher Barrett Photographer
© Christopher Barrett Photographer

View the complete gallery

About this office
Brininstool + Lynch
Office
Cite: "Wood House / Brininstool + Lynch" 24 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/548984/wood-house-brininstool-lynch/> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments
Read comments