Reviews

30 Aug2011

Mid-Century Modern House near Cambridge

Photo: 
Carter Jonas

Two storey house with integral garage. The front elevation comprises asymmetrical compositions of simple rectangular forms, articulated through the use of variously coloured brick, glazing, and staggering of the vertical wall plane. Orange panels below the full width lounge glazing serve to energise the composition. The main living areas are on the upper floor.

Load bearing brick cross wall construction, with full height glazing in the core circulation space, which serves to separate living and sleeping areas. Flush front door, pitched roof with black painted fascias, sofits, and bargeboards.

30 Aug2011

Mid-Century Modern House near Cambridge

Photo: 
TuckerGardner

Based on an irregular plan which embraces two sets of circulation and living spaces. Highly asymmetric front and rear elevations. The cluster of simple additive forms combine to create a striking visual complexity. A monopitch roofed upper storey wing is clad in black painted weatherboarding, contrasting with the cream brick of the ground floor, yet the composition remains united by the black fascias, whose visual weight is symptomatic of a move away from the lightness of touch of earlier post war architecture.

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