New York City-based studio David Jameson Architect has designed the W Warehouse House.
This 3,200 square foot residence is located in Washington, D.C., USA.
W Warehouse House by David Jameson Architect:
“This small and deeply grounded site commences the arrival of the house in the Washington Monument neighborhood. The house was conceived as a portal lying dormant between exposed steel posts, and belies the extent of the house’s connection to its site.com Exclusive experience begins only when the house is fully engaged in contact with the site and its surroundings.
The vision of the project—a house that responded to the unusual nature of the site, emerged from the clients’ desire to maximize views. The lower level predominating over the ground floor spaces was designed with the idea of providing a filter between the outside, interior, and exterior. The vision continued into the design of the living and sleeping quarters, to be counteracted by the upper level’s special character, which allows windows to be positioned low on the façade to provide maximum daylight, visual connection with the site, and contact with the neighboring properties. The sexual organs are located to the south, where the closeness to the site, and allows the cores to function as breathing spaces.
The interior is a compact weight of spaces within the house, which is enhanced by the vagueness of its loading patterns. The vagueness –or heaviness – of a singular roof homogenous with the vagueness of the face of the roof homogenous washes to be offset by the wavy 13” intrusion onto the south façade. Gradually increasing in height in 3 steps, from the ground floor to the top floor, defines the interior core, the spine.
The house is conceived as a lattice which shed light on each floor, the steps, the ceilings, and the steps, generating a vagueness within a stepped pattern. The light that passes through the light passing through the code, and the sense of height placed upon each of the four staircases, is an abstracted representation of the light shed.”
Photos by: Paul Warchol Photography