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   AIA Nevada Design & Service Awards Archive -> 2006 awards -> Coulton Residence



Entry number: B06010
Project Name: Coulton Residence
Building Type: Single Family Residence
Completion Date: Fall 2002
Architect: Studio a/d & Sheehan Van Woert Bigotti

Design team:
Interior designer: Studio a/d
Structural engineer: Forbes and Dunagan
General contractor: Bigotti Bros.

Design Approach/Narrative: The owners expressed a desire for a somewhat flamboyant, progressive statement. Our response was to imbue the residence with a sense of formal dynamism with the simple technique of lifting the main hip beams toward the south to acknowledge the Sierras, accommodate natural ventilation via the stack effect through the central stair and light well, and to drive light deep into the interiors. The simple framing techniques, which emphasized the primary load-bearing members as character-giving ‘vectors’ within the main spaces, allowed us to create a dynamic roofscape that would present itself as a sculpture form at the edge of the greenbelt to the south and east; a park-scaled expression that would point the way to the Sierras via the trailhead from which most viewers would see the home…

Material in ASL Library: Form Core Boards, Project Description Form, Exteriors Photos, Location Map, Site Plan, Floor Plan, and Interior Photos





These images are low-resolution reproductions of the images provided for the AIA Nevada Design Awards. All materials should be considered copyrighted and may not be reproduced or used without permission.

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