Residential Design

VOL3 2019

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

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"There are no beams or headers interrupting the glass openings, just a series of 16 or so pi-shaped steel frames—a T with two stems—which extend to generous overhangs outside, and Douglas fir structural planks spanning between the steel frames," Amy says. The exterior cladding was intended to suggest a tent-like fabric enclosure. Filmy channel glass, braced with stain- less steel tension rods, was hung on the end walls of the main house and guest house facing the entry. On the far side of the house is a matching master bedroom wall. "We all thought it hearkened back a bit to the canvas tent compound, which is still standing," Amy says. "It adds a lightness to the house; when visitors arrive at night on the long, dark road up to this compound, the glowing walls are inviting and light up the sur- rounding land in a nice way." This page: The "pi-shaped" steel beams combine with glazing and channel glass to evoke the lightness and openness of the clients' former tent life onsite. Metal-clad roofs and fascias guard against wildfire. "They came to us with the understanding that they didn't want busyness or complexity— only what they needed and no more." —Amy Nielsen 71 VOL. 3, 2019 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM

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