CopyHouses•Hillsborough, United States United States ArchDaily 2011 Save this picture!© Richard Leo Johnson+ 11 Share 2011 Crabill / Tonic Design “COPY” Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/286844/crabill-tonic-design Clipboard Architects: Tonic Design Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects “COPY” Crabill / Tonic DesignSave this projectSaveCrabill / Tonic Design Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/286844/crabill-tonic-design Clipboard Year: Photographs photographs: Richard Leo JohnsonPhotographs: Richard Leo Johnson, Save this picture!© Richard Leo JohnsonRecommended ProductsWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Kitchens – ValchromatRailing / BalustradesLibartPortable glass BalustradeWood Boards / HPL PanelsLamitechLamitech high pressure plastic laminateRailing / BalustradesC.R. LaurenceGRS TAPER-LOC Glass Railing SystemText description provided by the architects. The Crabills bought the five-acre property near Hillsborough, NC, with the intention of building a simple, modern home in a clearing amidst a lush forest. They wanted the house to disturb the natural environment as little as possible and accommodate local wildlife.Save this picture!© Richard Leo Johnson “Our clients asked us to design a unique live/work house that inspire creativity and provides interesting spatial overlaps,” said project architect Katherine Hogan, co-owner of Tonic Design and Tonic Construction. “They also wanted it to be constructed in a simple and cost-effective way”. The architects sited the house carefully to avoid disturbing the natural environment, to maximize natural lighting, and to frame views of forest, including a favorite three-trunked tree.Save this picture!© Richard Leo JohnsonTo reflect the rural setting, Petrarca specified simple, inexpensive materials and references to regional agricultural structures rendered in a modern architecture composition. Recalling old farm sheds, the house’s skewed cubic form is clad in solid and perforated COR-TEN®, a steel alloy developed to eliminate the need for painting. The steel forms a stable rust-like appearance when exposed to the weather. As a result, the house will be a constantly evolving element in the landscape as a rich patina develops over the years. The COR-TEN also acts as a rain screen, canopy, sunshade, and visual screen.Save this picture!© Richard Leo JohnsonSpray foam insulation, tightly sealed ducts, low-e glazed windows, and Energy Star® appliance contribute to the home’s energy conservation. Despite the fact that their new house is 800 feet larger than their previous house, the Crabills report that their energy bills are, on average, 30 percent lower.Save this picture!© Richard Leo JohnsonThe first floor includes the entry, a spacious kitchen/living/dining room, a studio/music space, and two decks. The second floor includes the master bedroom suite and two bedrooms for the Crabills’ children, who share an extra loft space and bath.Save this picture!© Richard Leo JohnsonTonic Construction completed the home for $155 per square foot, thanks in large part to the design/build process and the readily available materials, including oak. As for stewardship of the natural wildlife, the National Wildlife Federation recently certified the Crabill property as a natural habitat.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessBuilding Trust International Open International Design CompetitionArticlesKeelung Harbor Competition Entry / PAR + SESArticles Share CopyAbout this officeTonic DesignOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHillsboroughHousesUnited StatesPublished on October 30, 2012Cite: “Crabill / Tonic Design” 30 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Contractor: CopyHouses•London, United Kingdom Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/639760/vaulted-house-vppr Clipboard Eurobuild Year: Quantity Surveyor: “COPY” United Kingdom City:LondonCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ioana MarinescuRecommended ProductsSkylightsLAMILUXFlat Roof Exit Comfort DuoWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. Vaulted House is a new-build four-bedroom family house, located on an infill site, hidden behind a garage door in Hammersmith. It was previously a diesel contaminated taxi garage, surrounded by 11 party walls and overlooked by 24 neighbours. A series of sharply detailed vaulted roofs define different living zones on the open upper-ground floor. Roof-lights at the top of each vault flood the landlocked site with daylight. Large courtyards bring light into the bedrooms on the lower-ground floor. The roofs are covered in a striking chequered pattern of single-ply membrane. The vault geometry repeats in details of the house, including the fireplace, floors, windows and entrance.Save this picture!© Ioana MarinescuA double-height den has access to the garden at the back for the children to play in. A separate study provides acoustic privacy with a view through to the living space. A big double-sliding pocket door opens up completely, turning the dining room into a loggia in the summer.Save this picture!SectionSeveral of the 24 neighbours included active members of the Brackenbury Residents’ Association. Detailed residents’ consultations and the incorporation of their feedback into the design led to seven letters of support for the scheme at planning.Save this picture!© Ioana MarinescuThe vaulted roofs are covered with two tones of single-ply roofing membrane to produce a harlequin pattern, breaking up the large area of roof and greatly improving the outlook, which was previously onto rotten asphalt roofs. Inside the house, the vaults meet at sharp plastered edges, concealing the down-stand beams rather than expressing them. Vault-like elements are repeated obsessively at each scale of the design, forming sculptural chamfered edges to the windows, fireplace and TV wall. The timber floors are laid in a cross pattern that reflects the vaults above them.Save this picture!© Ioana MarinescuA mechanical heat exchange system and thick insulation make for an energy efficient home. A study allows for working from home or can become a spare bedroom for elderly relatives visiting. The entrance is stepped up to meet flood requirements but these are wide and gentle for ease of access.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe site is a former taxi garage and was designated as contaminated land. All 1.5m of excavated soil had to be tested and carefully disposed of. The garden walls are underpinned rather than demolished. A steel and timber frame spans off the existing walls to create the roof and floor structure. The roof is constructed from plywood over timber joists, covered with insulation and single-ply membrane. The geometry of the roof appears simple but is in fact incredibly complicated. It was modeled in 3D software, which enabled precise back and forth between consultants to ensure that the huge steel beams were completely hidden in the crisp angled finishes inside and by the roof finishes outside.Save this picture!© Ioana MarinescuProject gallerySee allShow lessA.L. Crego Transforms 20 Murals into Animated GIFSArchitecture NewsHotel Indigo Helsinki / Arkkitehdit Soini & HortoSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Ioana Marinescu+ 14 Share Geoff Beardsley and Partners “COPY” Vaulted House / vPPR Structural eng: Projects Mechanical / Electrical eng: Architects: vPPR Year Completion year of this architecture project 2015 Year: Photographs Vaulted House / vPPRSave this projectSaveVaulted House / vPPR 2015 Richard Pearce Associates photographs: Ioana Marinescu, Noel ReadPhotographs: Ioana Marinescu, Noel Read Heyne Tillett Steel ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/639760/vaulted-house-vppr Clipboard CopyAbout this officevPPROfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLondonHousesUnited KingdomPublished on June 09, 2015Cite: “Vaulted House / vPPR” 09 Jun 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.