A great residence which is called Nuler-Cudahy residence which is constructed in Seattle, Washington is completed designed by the David Coleman Architecture. This great residence project is involved a partial tear-down and reconstruction of a 1950’s home. The architect design for this project is challenges the conventions of the northwest modernism. To reduce the construction cost and the environmental waste, the “bones” of the original mid-century modern building are preserved, overhangs are minimized to allow the free flow of the light and the view, wood beams and the other stylistic conventions are dropped in favor of the taught finishes and the clean surfaces, and geometric forms are inserted, it is to enliven the interior spaces and create the formal unity. The resulting freedom from the traditional design imperatives are resulted in a more expressive domestic environment and the greater utilization of the site opportunities.
Like the original building, the street facade is scaled low, it is providing a “perch” for the new penthouse and a glimpse of its long, curved wall. The west facade which is facing the dominant views, is tall, robust and bold, it is addressing the scale of the natural landscape and opening the house to the dynamic views of the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. The dynamic juxtaposition of the suite penthouse is reelected by the interior spaces. Which is adding the drama to the adjacent rooms, the curved wall are acts as a linking device. The fireplace core is delicates the various room functions on all three levels. To afford the simplicity of the surface and the uniformity of the intent, the materials are minimized, and it is include the concrete, native cedar and fir, copper, blackened aluminum, ebonized oak and the natural unpainted plaster.
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