Residential Design

VOL.5 2018

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

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modeling has become a tool you can use to have the client walk down the yellow brick road with you," David says. In reality, though, the house's magical appearance re- quired an extraordinary level of engineering. The design team sat with the roofer to draw up the roof plan, working out the joints for every single copper seam. "What you don't see is that each of those panels is a slightly different width so that one rake hits the next rake," David says. "They can't be the same dimension because the lines would never connect." The funky exoskeleton is a combination of steel roof beams infilled with wood framing. Tree columns under the ceiling— 3½ -inch steel piping that reaches up from bearing points—support the various roof angles. The splayed supports create a more dynamic composition than a point-to-point load and allowed for shorter spans and half as many structural elements. The front wall was a collaborative effort, too. David showed the owner of a local stone yard his vision for the wall, which was to look natural but rhythmic from outside to inside. Boulders were quarried and cut into exactly the same 8-inch height, and range in length from about 30 to 60 inches. The result is that "there's a crispness to the wall that's very tectonic," David says, "not just organic, messy stone, but all sawn material and crazy-tight joints." A vista across the pool and yard peeks at the neighborhooring gabled houses—from a discreet remove. 45 VOL. 5, 2018 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM

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