Project Description

Condo at Castalia

The existing shell is comprised of pre-determined windows and demising walls, limiting the possibility of natural light in each potential room. Sited on one of the highest elevations in the Triangle, the views to the horizon from the public spaces became paramount.

This modern, master plan strategy is grounded by a multifunctional thickened wall. The wall is a filter, container, and threshold as it marks the separation between public and private spaces while reacting to specific conditions of interior environment and natural light. Carving and folding, the wall utilizes depth and translucency to allow filtered light through the thresholds between public and private.

architect: katherine hogan architects
construction: Riley Lewis
location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
photography: JWest Productions