Me, my mom and my brother, Braxton on graduation day.
The Long, Hard Road Out of Pittsburgh
Things moved pretty fast for me in the last couple of weeks. Final projects, job interviews and post graduation plans happened at the same time, leaving me in a daze. I was really caught of guard. In the last couple of weeks of classes, I started to realize just how much that I’ll miss CMU and the…
Location: Enschede, The Netherlands
Due to the complex urban context and from privacy concerns the house is lifted from ground level and placed on concrete piles. Lifting the housing ensures that the wall openings can be oversized, without affecting the privacy. The position of these openings creates several views over the surroundings.
Opening all windows in the summer gives the feeling of living in the open air. The sliding doors and wooden slats provides privacy. By closing of the dwelling it offers a cozy shelter against the (typical Dutch) wet and windy weather.
The staircase, which is the heart of the house, not only connects the different spaces, but also ensures a natural closeness. This closeness is emphasized by the vertical slats that define the stairs.