By Carolyn Horwitz
Washington, D.C.-area architect Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, designs ecologically conscious glossy houses utilizing average fabrics and sundry building equipment. sleek Order: homes through Robert Gurney gains images and drawings of nineteen of Gurney’s houses, with an essay via structure writer/editor Vernon Mays.
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A curving ceiling plane in itiated at the entry fosters spatial unity. Boundaries are blurred by a floating translucent glass volume at one end and three translucent glass panels at the other. The lum inous glass al lows a subtle awareness of space while creating a sense of mystery. These elements soften the intensity of the natural light, resulting in a serene atmosphere. Furnish ings, wh ich reinforce the horizontal planar elements, are integral to the overal l composition. With its turn-of-the-century construction methods and outdated floor plans, the Ontario clearly lends itself to conversion.
With its turn-of-the-century construction methods and outdated floor plans, the Ontario clearly lends itself to conversion. Th is project demonstrates how landmark bu ilding s continue to be a viable option for modern urban housing in Washington, DC Wi 55 i0 min 9 Re 5 ide nce Glen Echo, Maryland 16,480 sq ft house + 740 sq ft garage 12007 Thi s house is on a heavily wooded lot overlooking the Potomac River in a suburb of Washington, DC In order to minimally disturb the site and preserve the mature hardwoods, the project was designed to occupy the footprint of a pre-existing house.
The Hargrave Residence, set on a steeply sloped wooded lot with distant views of the Potomac River, was bu ilt partial ly atop the foundation of a smal l modern house from the 1950s. Entry and vertical circulation are through an elliptica l tower clad in lead -coated copper. A glass -enclosed living/din ing space is topped with an upturned butterfly roof, in response to the sloping topography. The space tapers to a sharp glass triangle that extends into the land scape. A rectangular volume clad in mahogany siding-a remnant of the footprint of the orig inal structure-houses bedroom suites, a fitness room, and a study.