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Modern expansion, Coulter house by SINGLE speed DESIGN

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by Tyler last modified Sep 09, 2011

The last project I featured by SINGLE speed DESIGN was an amazing modern remodel. This time they have done a remodel and expansion. I really like that they didn’t change the footprint of the house but just expanded the volume. They were able to open up the second level and let natural light in. Overall [...]




 

 

The last project I featured by SINGLE speed DESIGN was an amazing modern remodel. This time they have done a remodel and expansion. I really like that they didn’t change the footprint of the house but just expanded the volume. They were able to open up the second level and let natural light in. Overall I think it is a pretty attractive place.

ssd plastolux moder addition house

A new second story (photo above) replaced the original dilapidated one (photo below).  A new entry porch was added to unify the new and original architectures.

ssd plastolux moder addition house

ssd plastolux moder addition house

Passive solar techniques: A roof overhang blocks high summer sun while allowing low winter sun keeping the thermally massive floor cool in the summer and hot in the winter.

ssd plastolux moder addition house

A strategic cut in the ceiling connects the existing ground floor with the new 2nd floor (left). Natural light and ventilation is now brought into a space that was originally dark and required artificial lighting even during the day (right).

ssd plastolux moder addition house

The double height space stack ventilates the house bringing cool air from below and releasing hot air through upper level clerestory windows. The passive cooling techinique eliminates the need for air conditioning.

ssd plastolux moder addition house

ssd plastolux moder addition house

Instead of increasing the size of the house, the new upper level is conceived of as 3 pavilions (right). The new spatial seams between the volumes expand the experience of the spaces creating a dynamic spatial contrast with the inward looking existing ground floor spaces (left).

ssd plastolux moder addition house

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