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Illinois Residence / Dirk Denison Architects

  • 01:00 - 9 October, 2014
Illinois Residence / Dirk Denison Architects
Illinois Residence / Dirk Denison Architects, © The Michelle Litvin Studio
© The Michelle Litvin Studio

© The Michelle Litvin Studio © The Michelle Litvin Studio © The Michelle Litvin Studio © The Michelle Litvin Studio + 28

  • General Contractor

    Altounian Builders
  • Structural Engineer

    Enspect Engineering Services
  • Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineer

    Building Engineering Systems, James Bess
  • Civil Engineer

    I.G. Consulting Inc.
  • Lighting Designer

    Mitchell B. Kohn Lighting Design
  • Landscape Architect

    Scott Byron & Co.
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© The Michelle Litvin Studio
© The Michelle Litvin Studio

Text description provided by the architects. Located on a rolling and expansive site in Northern Illinois, the residence is designed as a collection of single storey pavilions systematically distributed into the landscape.

© The Michelle Litvin Studio
© The Michelle Litvin Studio

When entering the site, a low wall clad in stone emerges from the landscape as an introduction to the architecture of the main building. The programmatic pavilions are collected under an undulating roof plane, visually connecting the activity of the natural landscape to the dynamic composition of the new residence.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The main entry is located between the Bedroom Suite to the north and the Living & Dining Room volumes to the south. The Entry and Service Hall interiors are designed with consistent ceiling planes at a modest height. Upon entering the Living Room, Dining Room & Master Bedroom Suite the ceiling heights expand into an elegant faceted surface, opening expansive views of the surrounding prairie landscape.

© The Michelle Litvin Studio
© The Michelle Litvin Studio

The exterior material palette is composed of a simple combination of stone, wood and glass intended to complement the trees, flowers and grasses typical of the local prairie landscape.

© The Michelle Litvin Studio
© The Michelle Litvin Studio

The interior finishes (hickory, plaster, and a variety of stones) were selected for their subtle colors and textures, allowing the undulating ceiling plane to stand out as the residence’s predominant architectural feature.

© The Michelle Litvin Studio
© The Michelle Litvin Studio

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Cite: "Illinois Residence / Dirk Denison Architects" 09 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/553866/illinois-residence-dirk-denison-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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