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Anker-Jordan Residence / Scalar Architecture

  • 13:00 - 24 March, 2018
Anker-Jordan Residence / Scalar Architecture
Anker-Jordan Residence / Scalar Architecture, © Imagen Subliminal
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  • Collaborators

    Ben Prager, Cristina Marti Vilar, Fernando Cremades, Julia Castano, Laura Hernandez Ramos, Lina Gao, Min Ji Kim, Murilo Machado Candido
  • Contractor

    Glen Builders – Paul Marks, General Contractor
  • Civil

    HEB engineering, inc
  • Structural

    Reilly Tarantino Engineering
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Text description provided by the architects. Nestled in a peninsula on Ossipee Lake, New Hampshire, the 3000 sf cottage is formed by two conjoined prisms that provide an elegant and singular resolution to a wide range of desires and concerns. Among these concerns are passive climate responses, adaptability for multi-generational living, and deference towards the spectacular surrounds - including the lake, forests, and White Mountains range beyond.

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Site Plan
Site Plan
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The cottage's lakeside site is uniquely challenging. Beyond its climate, topography, and vegetation - all orientations offer distinct opportunities in need of reconciliation: there are northern views, sparse southern solar exposure, western summer and northwestern winter winds, and southern and eastern neighbors to shield from.  

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The client family is invested both in the intermingling of the three generations, and the acknowledgment of the interdependent needs of all the generations. To this regard, the family favors the degree to which the spaces may be used as a gathering continuous sequence, whilst providing rather separate moments of isolation and play.

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Section 02
Section 02
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Using a process of adaptive computational design, the architect developed an elemental prism that maximizes interior volume while affording a high passive environmental efficiency and minimum impact on the site. The folded roof simultaneously negotiates the southern exposure, the northern views, the management of rain and snow precipitation, and the summer westerly winds. The interior of the prism is articulated as interconnected cells that afford a complex landscape of social interaction. The process is then reiterated in a fractal fashion to address a multi-generational dwelling program: A conjoined second prism - evolved from the first one, provides a discreet yet connected realm for the young adults occupying the middle level. Below it, the ground floor is given over to the grandparents’ quarters.

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Structure Diagram
Structure Diagram
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Cite: "Anker-Jordan Residence / Scalar Architecture" 24 Mar 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/891204/anker-jordan-residence-scalar-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884