David Jameson explores an architecture of ambiguous scale by creating a synthesis out of carefully arranged white volumes. The flush detailing of the windows emphasise the reading of this composition as a single object.
NaCl House by David Jameson in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Images ©Paul Warchol Photography
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‘Breaking the prescriptive mold of horizontally layered homes, NaCl House aspires to render unclear the spatial organization of the project and explore an architecture of ambiguous scale. The resultant massing reveals an imperfect, rough-hewn form recalling the natural isometric formation of mineral rock salt.
The exterior composition is read as a single object that reflects a dynamic fluid interior. Uncorrelated to the buildings structure, glazing panels are detailed flush to the exterior surface, eliminating shadows which further inhibit a reading of the buildings scale.’
ARCHITECT: David Jameson FAIA, Bethesda, Maryland. LOCATION: Bethesda, Maryland. DESCRIPTION: residential. STATUS: completed. AREA: 4860 ft2. PROJECT ARCHITECT: Ron Southwick. DATE: 2011. No part of this web site may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission of Morfae and the copyright owner.