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  7. 1 Hillside / Tim Cuppett Architects

1 Hillside / Tim Cuppett Architects

  • 13:00 - 15 March, 2017
1 Hillside / Tim Cuppett Architects
1 Hillside / Tim Cuppett Architects, © Whit Preston
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Text description provided by the architects. The site is a one acre, narrow slice of hillside just blocks above bustling South Congress Ave with tree top views of downtown.  Rocks and native vegetation envelope the property, consistent with the casual, un-manicured character of its neighborhood.  

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Solving simultaneously the response to site and client:  he, a musician who wanted a modern box with views to downtown and she, a yoga practicing mid-wife who wanted a barn with animals, the solution embraces and exploits the depth and slope of the land.  

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© Whit Preston
Floor Plan Level 01
Floor Plan Level 01
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© Whit Preston
Floor Plan 02
Floor Plan 02
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© Whit Preston

From street level, one climbs a stair through a stone plinth to an elevated terrace captured by the house, screened porch and a grove of Live Oaks.  Only the screened porch projects out from the slender block to capture prevailing breeze and afford uninterrupted views through the site. 

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© Whit Preston

At the center of the home, the wall between dining and screened porch opens to provide true outdoor living. The dining room’s double height interior volume draws fresh air up and through the house. This functioning solar chimney combined with wide deep overhangs enable passive cooling through temperate seasons.  

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© Whit Preston

The material palette was chosen with owner interests and neighborhood context in mind.  Exterior slurried stone and rustic, shou sugi ban siding melt comfortably into the overgrown landscape along Hillside Avenue while thin steel details and large expanses of glazing cater to more modern sensibilities. So too on the inside, slick white walls contrast with v-groove millwork and quilt- inspired tile installations.

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© Whit Preston

The result is a composition of buildings which reinforce a camp-like aesthetic gathered around heritage live oaks.   Both modern and rustic the house celebrates the “spirit of its place.”

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Cite: "1 Hillside / Tim Cuppett Architects" 15 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/867217/1-hillside-tim-cuppett-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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