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Rincon | Bates House / Studio 27 Architecture

  • 00:00 - 14 June, 2010
Rincon | Bates House / Studio 27 Architecture
Rincon | Bates House / Studio 27 Architecture, © Anice Hoachlander / Allan Russ
© Anice Hoachlander / Allan Russ

© Anice Hoachlander / Allan Russ © Anice Hoachlander / Allan Russ © Anice Hoachlander / Allan Russ © Anice Hoachlander / Allan Russ + 18

  • Architects

    Studio 27 Architecture - John K. Burke
  • Location

    Washington, United States
  • Design Team

    Chris DeHenzel, Hans Kuhn
  • Contractor

    Stalheber Construction Inc.
  • Area

    0.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. The R|B House is a re-conceptualization of an end row house unit in Capitol Hill, Washington DC. The project furthers a continuing exploration in sustainable urban residential design. The existing two-story structure was originally built in 1906 and represents the archetype of single family dwelling units in the city. The house had been renovated in the early 1970’s, but the interior space remained a series of compartmentalized programmed rooms reminiscent of more traditional lifestyles.

© Anice Hoachlander / Allan Russ
© Anice Hoachlander / Allan Russ

The owners approached Studio 27 with an open ended request, the only stipulations being a re-configuration of the existing circulation pattern and thoughtful consideration for the ecological impact of the project. The scope of work evolved through an investigation of sectional manipulations focusing on apertures, daylight and natural ventilation.

© Anice Hoachlander / Allan Russ
© Anice Hoachlander / Allan Russ

The Architects strategy displaced the dark, musty interior with a sense of openness, both in plan and section, to create a more implicit series of relationships between traditionally separated hierarchical programs. Studio 27 removed a section of the second level floor joists to carve a void through the middle of the house over the dining room, enabling shared light between all spaces, and introduced operable skylights to create a per formative stack effect to control ventilation.

© Anice Hoachlander / Allan Russ
© Anice Hoachlander / Allan Russ

The second floor is divided into two bedroom suites, connected by a tubular steel and glass bridge that further contrasts with the heaviness of the existing masonry. Energy and water consumption are additionally minimized through the use of tank less gas-powered water heaters, new low E glass windows and doors, bio-based insulation, low-flow plumbing fixtures and dual flush wall hung toilets, and all interior finishes are domestically resourced recycled and formaldehyde-free to improve indoor air quality. As a result, the ’Open’ House represents the non-traditional urban sustainable lifestyle.

© Anice Hoachlander / Allan Russ
© Anice Hoachlander / Allan Russ

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Cite: "Rincon | Bates House / Studio 27 Architecture" 14 Jun 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/64165/rincon-bates-house-studio-27-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884
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