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Nexus House by Johnsen Schmaling Architects

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 20, 2012 01:01 AM
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by Tyler last modified Sep 19, 2012

WOW! Where to start? There is so much to love about the Nexus House by Johnsen Schmaling Architects. I admire how it sits nestled in and among some pretty amazing homes, “The Nexus House, a compact home for a young family of four, occupies a small site in University Heights, a historic residential district [...]




 

 

WOW! Where to start? There is so much to love about the Nexus House by Johnsen Schmaling Architects. I admire how it sits nestled in and among some pretty amazing homes, “The Nexus House, a compact home for a young family of four, occupies a small site in University Heights, a historic residential district in Madison with iconic homes by Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, Keck & Keck, and many others.” The exteriors brick and wood “boxes” work so well together. I also like that this is a smaller modern home, so well executed!

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modern house design architecture johnsen schmaling

modern house design architecture johnsen schmaling

modern house design architecture johnsen schmaling

modern house design architecture johnsen schmaling

“Successfully contesting the local preservation ordinance whose strict guidelines advocates stylistic mimicry while failing to recognize the neighborhood’s rich architectural diversity, we designed a quiet but unapologetically contemporary building, its formally restrained volume discreetly placed in the back of the trapezoidal site, where it avoids direct visual competition with its two dignified neighbors, a hundred-year old Spanish Colonial home and the Ely House from 1896, a cherished landmark on the National Register of Historic Places.”

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“The house is composed of two principal building blocks: a two-story brick podium partially embedded in the site’s existing slope; and a linear cedar-clad meander that wraps up and over the podium before transforming into a cantilever, its overhang providing shade for the south-facing main level patio.”

modern house design architecture johnsen schmaling

modern house design architecture johnsen schmaling

modern house design architecture johnsen schmaling

http://www.johnsenschmaling.com


 

 

 
 
 

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