Beautiful Houses: Marin County Residence
- Feb 15, 2013
I have been doing the Beautiful Houses post for a while now, and I am also a big fan of architecture. And although I browse architecture related sites looking for inspiring houses, every single day I get impressed with new architectural master pieces.
Today we will show you the elegant the Marin County Residence in California, a project by Dirk Denison Architects. This house is impressive. The place is so clean, elegant and bright that I just want to pack my stuff and move. Definitely a great place to live ;)
Description from the architects: This accessible house is designed on one level to provide a barrier-free environment and to capitalize on the potential for an internalized landscape. The plan is based upon an irregular grid, which informs all elements of its composition. Each programmatic function is contained within an individual building to respond to its specific needs. This enables each space to form a distinct relationship with its own courtyard or garden. The ceiling plane is fractured and folded along a diagonal pattern, exploring the interplay of light in unique ways. These spatial volumes are bound together by an enclosing perimeter wall, which creates a single form out of a village of buildings and landscapes. The irregular pattern of openings in this simple wall hints at the home’s underlying geometry and expresses the various functions contained within.
Check out Dirk Denison Architects website for further inspiring projects.
We found this house at Contemporist.
Photos by Joshua McHugh.