PLANAR HOUSE

AZ, United States, 2002 - 2005
PROGRAM: private residence
CLIENT: withheld
SIZE: 3,320 sq ft
STATUS: completed
This house is to be a part of, and vessel for, a large contemporary art collection. Great 20th century works by Bruce Nauman, Robert Ryman, Jeff Koons and Jannis Kounellis are part of the collection which includes important video artworks. Constructed of tilt-up concrete walls, the flat and rotated nature of the walls merges with the simple orthogonal requirements of the interiors for art. Shape extensions and light and air chimneys connected to cooling pools articulate the planar geometry. From a courtyard experienced at the entry of sequence, a ramp leads to a rooftop sculpture garden - a place of silence and reflection.
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AWARDS

  • NY AIA Merit Award, USA, 2006
  • CREDITS

    • architect
      • – Steven Holl Architects
        • Steven Holl (design architect)
        • Martin Cox (project architect)
        • Tim Bade (schematic design)
        • Robert Edmonds, Annette Goderbauer, Hideki Hirahara, Clark Manning (project team)
    • structural engineer
      • – Rudow & Berry
    • mechanical engineer
      • – Roy Otterbein
        • Roy Otterbein
    • civil engineer
      • – Fleet Fisher Engineering
    • electrical engineer
      • – Associated Engineering
    • landscape architect
      • – Steve Martino & Associates
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