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Coulton Residence

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Reno, NV
Completed: 2002
Contractors: Interior designer: Studio a/d
Structural engineer: Forbes and Dunagan
General contractor: Bigotti Bros.
Description: 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…
Extra Note: AIA Nevada Design Awards (2006) Entry No. B06010, Submission.
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