The numinous shroud cascades with lingering echoes… The sweeping of glistening light pervades….The unveiling shimmer is seen as we were seen, luminous in memories of past made future.
The existing home in an existing historic neighborhood is literally a heartbeat away from the Vice President's home in Washington DC. The existing 2 story home was stripped of its early 1940's faux traditional ornaments. These were completely recycled with the 2nd Chance Company. Further the existing brick walls, basement, and main floor plates were all preserved while adding a third floor and roof deck.
The entire interior was rebuilt to be fully 21st Century. The home was super insulated and completely sculpted by the sun and the shade. It is fully passive solar heating and more importantly for the DC climate, passive shading. The exterior was wrapped in perforated stainless steel as a shimmering skin with peaks of restored older windows as memories of the past. Stainless steel is the most sustainable building material in the world. The remaining was a medley of Birch Ply ceilings, maple floors, sheetrock, exposed steel and great glass floors as light streaks through all 4 levels and as walking bridges.
Material Used :
1. Metal Skin - McNichols
2. Maple Plywood
3. Store Front Commercial Glazing – Arcadia