Home designs are finished designed by the architect colab studio, llc. This home designs which called the Cedar Street Residence is designed in Cedar Street, Tempe, Arizona, USA. Designed in 2010, this large home designs are covers area for about 2,222 square foot.
This home designs is designed based on the client order, whose being the architect itself, they are the founders of colab studio, Matthew Salenger, RA and Maria Salenger, AIA. For ten years, they had owned a fairly large suburban lot near the downtown Tempe, Arizona. Experimenting with the low-cost methods to change the way to live in suburbia, the architect’s client had altered the living space and the site considerably over the ten years.
Another change needed to occur-something more substantial over the time, though, life occurred and circumstances changed: The birth of a little boy, founding a full-time design studio of their own, family visiting home often, etc.
Both of them are being the architects, designing their own living space would seem to be natural. However, the architect itself constantly battled between two ingrained extremes. On the other hand, they also wanted very much to live unconventionally and/or experiment with how one might exist in suburbia, while, they had grown more mindful of real estate value realities. They don’t want to continue to do so in ways which would make the living space is impossible to eventually find an owner for, having already put substantial money into the property. For this case, the architect’s designs for the property are not appeasing both of these needs simultaneously, and they cannot move forward.
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Finally, the architects in designing their own living space have decided the only way to move forward will be to ensure their living space will be a viable commodity, it is by surveying over the 30 potential home buyers on what they wanted in a living space. The surveys itself are contained two part, first, quantifiable numerical information rating what rooms/spaces/functions a living space should contain with re-sale in mind, the second, written the answers to the questions about what one’s dream living space would contain if re-sale value is not an issue.
The number one answer to the survey’s first part is to have a combined “great room” such as a living, dining and kitchen. The word used most in the survey’s second part is the “courtyard”. These two ideas are becomes the basic for their living space design.
The architect had combined the given program of the spaces with their personal need for extensive flexibility; it is to produce a living space which is simultaneously comfortable, modern and a playfully surprising. Throughout the space, large portions of the house move, transform, and enclose to drastically alter the experience of the functions and spaces.
Architect: colab studio, llc
Location: Cedar Street, Tempe, Arizona, USA
Project Team: Matthew Salenger, RA and Maria Salenger, AIA
Contractor: Build, Inc., Rich Fairbourn
Structural Engineer: JT Engineering, Inc.
Electrical Engineer: Woodward Engineering, Inc.
Project Area: 2,222 sqf
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Bill Timmerman