Residential Design

VOL.4. 2018

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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typically are allowed in superstructures like this. What it took to accomplish that is hidden and underappreciated but probably one of most impressive things about the house. You have to try to accommodate expansion and contrac- tion, whether it's with expansion points in the drywall or bulking up flooring assemblies so they add rigidity to the structure." Plywood installed behind the drywall also provides solid block- ing for heavy installations. With such robust bones, installing the plumbing, audiovisual equipment, and HVAC was a puzzle too. "We had to get very creative in supplying the rooms with warm and cold air and water and waste," Greg says. "It was related to the amount of structure it took to achieve the clean lines and windows that went all the way to the Clockwise from above: A wine cellar on the gal- lery level displays bottles in custom bent-and- blackened steel shelves. A two-story unit for art books spans the gallery and main levels behind the chimney wall; a glass bridge reveals its rise. Connections between levels are underlined by oversized openings, such as wide stairways with open risers. 45 VOL. 4, 2018 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM

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