In this dwelling, the frame defines more than a form. Our clients emphasized distinct criteria and highlighted unique elements of the site. Composed of a compressed programmatic bar and a series of open frames, the residence simultaneously maintains privacy from neighbors and maximizes open area for gathering. Paring their love of art exhibition with their appreciation for people, the social nature of the house projects through the frames and spills into the exterior. Working backwards through the wall section and detailing the tectonic language, in turn, reinforced this diagram. Thus, the parts become the whole.
architect: katherine hogan architects
construction: john sanders & company
location: raleigh, north carolina
photography: katherine hogan architects