2 Courtyard Home / Robertson Design
Textual content description offered by the architects. A reasonably easy constructing, this home has two distinctive options, the 35-foot cantilever of the 2nd ground and the atypical web site plan with twin courtyards substituted for the standard suburban yard. Each of those options are a direct results of 3 pretty prosaic objectives: the consumer’s want for privateness, an environment friendly use of the pie-shaped lot, and a façade that isn’t dominated by a storage door. Layered over these requests is the architect’s inclination to create a extremely managed and exquisite entry expertise. The constructing itself consists of two (roughly) rectangular volumes which are linked by a glazed hallway.
The general public areas are all contained within the single-floor japanese quantity, whereas the 2-story western quantity homes the personal parts of this system. The big cantilever locations program to the extents of the buildable space whereas nonetheless permitting correct vehicular circulation for a aspect going through storage door. To enter the home one goes by means of the gate that’s underneath the big expanse of the cantilever after which passes by means of the primary courtyard that’s simply behind the entrance concrete wall.
The precise entry door is within the hallway that connects the volumes and divides the courtyards. This hallway exists in a considerably ambiguous state between inside and exterior house as its materiality and ceiling airplane is steady with that of the coated exterior areas which are adjoining to each courtyards. As soon as inside, one passes between the 2 courtyards earlier than coming into the big quantity of the dwelling house.