Residential Design

VOL.6 2018

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

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Core Logic It's always impressive when a building's structural logic is exposed, revealing a sculptural rhythm in the way its weight is carried. In this case, con- crete site walls, formed from smooth plywood with the joints and form ties expressed, were used both for support and to "strike a line toward the view" in the public volume. For example, the two-story concrete wall in front continues through the entry gallery and deforms into spaced columns that support the pool pergola. "The columns had to be formed and cast in place and all other compo- nents built around it and to it," says Dan Neveu, project supervisor at Sykes Construction. "As you walk through the house, you can see how she designed the concrete columns to be not just a feature but part of the structure. The wall on the north side of the hallway entry is 40 feet long. It was impressive to see that structure stand alone as we were moving forward." The plan was set up on an 8-foot grid system, with windows, roof com- ponents, and metal panels aligned with cuts and control joints in the concrete. "You couldn't be a half inch off here and there," says Sykes Construction owner Jim Sykes. "The combination of concrete, metal panels, wood framing, and glass was challenging. Some of the Throughout the house, including in the master suite, lowered ceiling panels moderate the apparent size and volume of the spaces. 56 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 6, 2018 DESIGN LAB ARCHITECTURAL PROMENADES

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