Carmel Residence / Dirk Denison Architects

first_img Houses Projects United States Photographs:  David Matheson The house sits on a dense site facing Carmel Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Our clients were keen to be fully cognizant of this amazing setting in all areas of the home. As such the house was conceived as a central room comprised of the courtyard, living room, and bedroom, bordered by niche spaces for the kitchen, breakfast nook, office and master bath. Fully folding doors/walls adjacent to the courtyard from the living room and bedroom literally open the full space up, and the rhythmic edge of vertical screen elements (solid mahogany and steel) create a loose border that stretches and compresses along its lengths.Save this picture!© David MathesonViewed at an angle, the screen reads opaque, but viewed closely or straight through, the screen is visibly porous allowing both light and air to travel through and across the central space. All other rooms on the main floor abut this border screen, creating a reference of place throughout the house, and providing a dynamic reading of visual connections as one moves through the space. This central heart of the house is protected from strong seawater winds of the ocean by a glass roof, designed to allow for clear views upward and to maintain a warm center space.Save this picture!© David MathesonThe steel columns that anchor the steel cable and strut trusses are integrated into the vertical wood screen – matching the changing rhythm and yet independently identified by a deep charcoal color. When a sweeping breeze is needed, the large sliding windows between the office and the courtyard are easily opened to allow full cross-ventilation. The house lives and breathes through the courtyard, and our clients live fully in this “large” room, even soaking in the Japanese Ofuro installed beneath the glass roof to watch the evening sky.Save this picture!© David MathesonThe second floor is accessed by an exterior cantilever stair, which is structurally and materially integrated into the vertical screen system. Atop the house is a small second floor enclosure between two porches with dramatic views. This space is primarily used as a meditation room – and the large scooped skylight draws attention towards the changing blue of the sky and movement of the stars. Hidden below the inset Tatami floor is a guest mattress, ready to be revealed for guests to sleep among the cypress treetops.Save this picture!© David MathesonProject gallerySee allShow lessConnect:Homes Offers Affordable, Modern, Sustainable HomesArticlesRigshospitalet Hospital Expansion / 3XN Architects + aarhus architectsArticles Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/239007/carmel-residence-dirk-denison-architects Clipboard Carmel Residence / Dirk Denison ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCarmel Residence / Dirk Denison Architects “COPY” CopyHouses•Carmel-by-the-Sea, United States Architects: Dirk Denison Architects Photographs CopyAbout this officeDirk Denison ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHousesCarmel-by-the-Sea3D ModelingUnited StatesPublished on May 30, 2012Cite: “Carmel Residence / Dirk Denison Architects” 30 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?卡梅尔海住宅 / Dirk Denison Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© David Matheson+ 14 Share Carmel Residence / Dirk Denison Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/239007/carmel-residence-dirk-denison-architects Clipboard ArchDailylast_img read more