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James River House / ARCHITECTUREFIRM

  • 08:00 - 23 September, 2016
James River House / ARCHITECTUREFIRM
James River House / ARCHITECTUREFIRM, Courtesy of James Ewing
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    Text description provided by the architects. The James River House was designed as a place for three young boys. It is a place where they can grow and learn from their surroundings - experience mud, moths, flowing water, and the changing light of the seasons; a place that would allow for many gatherings of all the people who love them.

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    Courtesy of James Ewing
    Floor Plan
    Floor Plan
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    Courtesy of James Ewing

     Three volumes hover above a bluff alongside a bend in the James River, arranged loosely and lightly on the land like a scattered group of stones around a campfire.  As a visitor slips between the volumes, the house opens up to light and river views and the fully enveloping woods. 

    Courtesy of James Ewing
    Courtesy of James Ewing

    The quiet yet open interior is built around a large and flexible gathering space that can be intimate, expansive, interior, or exterior. Flanked by sleeping quarters, this central living area is at once hearth, tree house, and dining hall and is the nexus of activity for the family and the three boys who fill the house with light and motion.

    Courtesy of James Ewing
    Courtesy of James Ewing

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    Cite: "James River House / ARCHITECTUREFIRM" 23 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/585461/james-river-house-architecture-firm/> ISSN 0719-8884
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    詹姆斯河畔住宅 / ARCHITECTUREFIRM

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