Residential Design

VOL4 2019

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

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columns pivot, a 4-inch-round circle of mortar between each brick would be enough to support them. "It was the lateral wind load that was the issue," Mark says. "We had 2-inch-by- 3-inch-by-6-inch tubes running every 32 inches horizontally, and we tied the bricks back to those." The wall was divided into 12 quadrants and laid on a sheet, mapping out the 1 ⁄ 8 -, ¼- , or ½-inch turns. "I was really surprised at how willing the mason was to work on it," Mark says. "Once he started, he said it was the easiest thing ever, and it went up quickly." See Through Behind the wall, the house has a conventional envelope— wood frame with doubled-faced brick sides, a glass front façade, and cement panels and glass on the back. The path to the front door follows the playbook too. It's laid on the diago- nal so that, from the front, the building looks like it's sitting in a field of native prairie grasses, and visitors can experience the changing façade as they approach the recessed entry. A door This page: Articulated panels conceal kitchen functions when not in use, and bar stools—clad in the same white Caesarstone as the island—slide neatly out of sight. The first-level home office gazes across the courtyard and back into the kitchen and dining area. 36 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 4, 2019 CASE STUDY

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