3LP Residence / Substance Architecture

3LP Residence / Substance Architecture

3LP Residence / Substance Architecture - Sofa, Table, Windows3LP Residence / Substance Architecture - Wood, Table, Chair, Windows, Countertop, Beam3LP Residence / Substance Architecture - Chair, Deck3LP Residence / Substance Architecture - Windows, Door, Deck, Patio3LP Residence / Substance Architecture - More Images+ 17

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  4725 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Paul Crosby
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Azek, Duravit, Subzero/Wolf, VELUX Group, APEX, Bosch, Delray Lighting, Douglas Fir, Drywall Painted, Hafele, Hardware, KWC, Kohler, MSI, MSI Surfaces, Quaker, Schweiss, Standing Seam
3LP Residence / Substance Architecture - Windows, Door, Deck, Patio
© Paul Crosby

Text description provided by the architects. This renovation of a private residence on a wooded, exurban site near Iowa City, Iowa draws upon the imbedded formal logic of the original structure to create a contemporary home for a family of four. The three “slices” (eating, living, sleeping) implicit in the existing home were reinforced. The angled wall at the entry was straightened and realigned to clarify the plan. Interior partitions separating the dining space from the kitchen and living spaces were removed to create large, open volumes.

3LP Residence / Substance Architecture - Sofa, Table
© Paul Crosby

The stair was relocated to open up the living area, and the thresholds between slices were delineated.  Wall–to-wall operable openings were placed at the ends of the “slices” to connect the airy, day-lit interior to the wooded site and enhance the sense of entry from the street. Finally, a large deck was created to unify the rear elevation and provide space for exterior entertaining. While the renovation added less than 300 square feet to the home, the visual impact is immense.

3LP Residence / Substance Architecture - Chair, Deck
© Paul Crosby
3LP Residence / Substance Architecture - Forest, Deck
© Paul Crosby

A limited material palette was used throughout to further unify the home.  New fenestration connects the owners to the wooded site, as well as providing a more welcoming entry, and the new deck allows the interior to spill out into the woods. The result is a thorough transformation that takes full advantage of the home’s site, interior volume, and daylight to create a modern contemporary home.

3LP Residence / Substance Architecture - Countertop, Sink, Table, Kitchen, Windows, Chair, Beam
© Paul Crosby

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Cite: "3LP Residence / Substance Architecture" 16 Feb 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/889003/3lp-residence-substance> ISSN 0719-8884

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