the world's most visited architecture website
All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Houses
  4. United States
  5. Morrison Dilworth + Walls
  6. 2015
  7. Casa di Luce / Morrison Dilworth + Walls

Casa di Luce / Morrison Dilworth + Walls

  • 15:00 - 2 March, 2016
Casa di Luce / Morrison Dilworth + Walls
Casa di Luce / Morrison Dilworth + Walls, © Charles Davis Smith - AIA
© Charles Davis Smith - AIA

© Charles Davis Smith - AIA © Charles Davis Smith - AIA © Charles Davis Smith - AIA © Charles Davis Smith - AIA + 13

© Charles Davis Smith - AIA
© Charles Davis Smith - AIA

Text description provided by the architects. Casa di Luce, as christened by its owners is a single-family house located in Dallas and comprising 3,226 air-conditioned square feet on two levels. The house is constructed on an irregularly-shaped 8,075 square-foot site with significant variations in topography.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The size and odd shape of the site as well as the presence of a grand oak tree presented challenges that greatly influenced the design of the house.

© Charles Davis Smith - AIA
© Charles Davis Smith - AIA

The owners’ program called for the ability to work from home, entertain friends and associates, and host overnight guests. They also had a preference for courtyard homes due to the inherent indoor-outdoor relationships and the potential expansion of the living and entertaining spaces.

© Charles Davis Smith - AIA
© Charles Davis Smith - AIA

These desires were accommodated by creating a home that focuses on and expands into an intimate urban courtyard. The indoor-outdoor relationship is heightened by the use of very large sliding glass doors that fully retract. With these doors open, the living space and courtyard truly become one.

© Charles Davis Smith - AIA
© Charles Davis Smith - AIA

The principal interior materials consist of concrete floors, painted drywall walls and ceilings and statuary white marble countertops. The exterior is rendered in hard-troweled stucco and a rain screen of Roman travertine.

View the complete gallery

About this office
Cite: "Casa di Luce / Morrison Dilworth + Walls" 02 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/782883/casa-di-luce-morrison-dilworth-plus-walls-plus/> ISSN 0719-8884

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.