St. Joseph Residence I / Wheeler Kearns Architects

St. Joseph Residence I / Wheeler Kearns Architects

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Saint Joseph, United States
  • Structural Engineer:Enspect Engineering
  • General Contractor:Lakeshore Enterprises
  • Mechanical Engineer:BES
  • Millwork:Woodlogic Custom Millwork Inc.
  • Landscape Architect:McKay Landscape Architects
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“In Search of Balance”

Sited upon a coastal dune landscape, this residence seeks proportional balance. Balance between elemental exposure and domestic intimacy.
Balance between the natural and the manmade (in landscape, form, material, to color, texture, furnishings).

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© Steve Hall, Hall + Merrick Photographers
Combined Floor plans
Combined Floor plans
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© Steve Hall, Hall + Merrick Photographers

Two cross axis are laid down over a long rolling site - one extending and connective; one short, straddling the crest. A vertical shaft (of weathering steel, seemingly roofless) is placed to mark the crossing. Three primary horizontal protective volumes are then placed, two on the ground (of porcelain), one bridging overhead (of wood). The resultant void becomes the fourth, most public volume.

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© Steve Hall, Hall + Merrick Photographers

Secondary architectural elements are subsequently introduced, (trellis, screen wall, stepped garden, screened pavilion) extending the house into the landscape, and back. The resultant is a deliberate sequence of domesticated spaces of varied scales, each with specific agendas, microclimates, sounds, smells, effects.
Contrast heightens experience.

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© Steve Hall, Hall + Merrick Photographers

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Cite: "St. Joseph Residence I / Wheeler Kearns Architects" 30 Jan 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/896385/st-joseph-residence-i-wheeler-kearns-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884

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