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  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.

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