Thursday, December 3, 2009

Proportions of the Building Volume

When designing the house, we spent a considerable amount of time to modulate the building exterior and to establish proportions and solid-void interactions. Working from the building program, we started pulling out elements & pushing others in. Overhangs to provide shade on hot summer days and generous openings to provide for ample daylight during the darker winter months needed to be in balance. This way, we also managed to give every bedroom access to outdoor space and reclaiming the garage roof as a sun deck.
Grit invested a large amount of time to compose the relationships of openings to each other- It is her philosophy that Windows and door openings have to "talk to one another" and create a harmonic balance on the volumes of the cubature.

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