Collage Condo

Collage Condo

Architect
KUBE Architecture
Location
Washington, DC, USA | View Map
Project Year
2018
Category
Apartments

Housing

Private Houses
Paul Burke
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrand
ManufacturersDuravit
PullsDoug Mockett & Company, Inc.
ManufacturersMersoa Woodworking
ManufacturersMiele & Cie. KG
Sliding DoorsRAYDOOR

Product Spec Sheet
Manufacturers
by Duravit
Manufacturers
Manufacturers
Sliding Doors
by RAYDOOR

Collage Condo

KUBE Architecture as Architects

This condominium renovation in Washington DC is theculmination of a multi-phase project that spanned a 2-yearperiod. The firm partners passed the project back andforth, each designing a new space, but working off theprevious one. This process resulted in an “architecturalcollage” - similar materials were utilized, while new oneswere introduced in eachphase. The spaces overlap andflow from one to the next, while also retaining their own

character.

 

Three design strategies were employed:

 

1 - Layering: A limited palette of materials were set intodifferent spatial planes to operate as a series of distinctlayers.

 

2 - Framing: Materials and elements in the foreground frameothers in the distance, to create an episodic experienceas one moves through the space.

 

3 - Folding: Bamboo flooring and other materials seemto fold from floor to wall, and wall toceiling, creating aconsistent look overall.

 

The refined finishes (wood, glass, and metal) contrastthe raw materials of the original condo (concrete, pipes,and ductwork). Energy-efficient LED lighting is usedthroughout as“lines of light” floating as objects, orhighlighting key defining elements.

 

Material Used:

1. Raydoor / Sliding Doors

2. Glowback / LED Strips

3. MersoaWoodWork / Kitchen Cabinets and Wall Panels

4. Miele / Kitchen Appliances

5. Duravit / Toilets

6. Mockett / Pulls

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