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 Michael Rank's 3,200-square-foot modern gothic home recently received a Design Award from the Triangle chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Photo courtesy of Raymond Goodman


Michael Rank’s 3,200-square-foot modern gothic home recently received a Design Award from the Triangle chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Photo
courtesy of Raymond Goodman

 

On the cover of his latest album, singer-songwriter Michael Rank walks down a dramatic concrete staircase that appears to lead endlessly upward behind him.

But that staircase does end eventually – right at his front door.

The stairs, the front door and even Rank himself are striking elements of a 3,200-square-foot modern gothic home that at once contrasts and complements the rolling, wooded land on which it is situated outside Pittsboro. The home recently received a Design Award from the Triangle chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and it is expected to be part of a tour later this year hosted by the Triangle Modernist Houses group. READ MORE…

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Walters Residence

Walters Residence

 

The “GREENville House”/Walters Residence is composed of two primary design components: bars and panels. Each acts together to generate an environmentally sensitive response. Narrow bars composed of private space branch out into the landscape to create courtyards, capture natural light, allow cross ventilation, and intersect to form a central volume of double height public space. Open to the kitchen and dining and a balcony and loft above, this central volume aligns with compelling views of the landscape. A structural system holding photovoltaic panels and perforated screens is responsible for creating the home’s energy and hot water while shading openings to alleviate unnecessary heat gain. The building’s orientation on the site utilizes the maximum potential of the photovoltaic technology, decreasing the overall load on the geothermal HVAC system. READ MORE & SEE THE GALLERY…

(Note: Arquitectura is a Chilean architecture magazine. The content is in Spanish.)

by F. PfennigerImage

Ya el título del proyecto (Arte como Refugio) es sugerente. Se trata de un pabellón de uso diverso y múltiple (sala de clases, salón de observación y reflexión, objeto, escultura) dispuesto en un prado asociado al parque de esculturas del Museo de Arte de Carolina del Norte, específicamente en el programa de parques de arte o ‘arte en servicio’. Concebido como un espacio cubierto pero abierto (un refugio) el volumen indaga en tres cuestiones fundamentales: el repliegue y despliegue de los bordes y límites del espacio construido, la transparencia y permeabilidad de dichos bordes y el efecto del entorno sobre el volumen resultante, especialmente de la luz y del aire. Transparencias, sombras, reflejos, brillos se van alternando según las horas y las estaciones destacando la nervadura de la estructura que lo sostiene. READ MORE…