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Oakton Custom

Project Details

Location: Oakton, VA

Date: Fall 2013

Services: Land Planning & Feasibility
  Architectural Design
  Construction Documents
  Construction Administration

Credits: Maxine Schnitzer Photography

This contemporary private residence is perched above a tranquil clearing and stream in a densely wooded plot in Oakton. The home’s design takes inspiration from, and enhances, the natural elements of the site. Its nestled position in the landscape, large overhangs, casement windows, extensive porches, and generous glazing amplify views of the surrounding scenery and create a seamless connection between interior and exterior spaces.

This dynamic quality is incorporated into a design ideal for entertaining; the openness of gathering spaces in the Kitchen, Dining, and Family Rooms, as well as the Rec Room above, is reinforced with direct access to the patio and balcony. A two-story foyer with a full-height curtain wall anchors the floor plan and creates a vantage point that overlooks the entirety of the home. This space exemplifies the minimal, refined detailing desired by the client.

PROJECT MILESTONES

First floor plan
Second floor plan

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Light and Shadow

Architecture is all about the interplay of light and shadow; texture and temperature; more about the way a space makes you feel than a collection of its parts. It’s experienced not just in 3 dimensions but as a function of time. As your senses collect the information around you, time passes, and new experiences are formed. Take for example the way the sun fills a space…how the light transforms its surfaces…then watch, as the earth rotates and the sun’s angle changes; the light now reinventing the space. You see…life and time unfold in a space. Memories are formed, moments are framed…marked by the space they’re experienced in and etched in your mind for eternity.

This aspect of architecture enriches the human experience. Every new space you enter expands your perceptive qualities; cognitively and emotionally. It’s this richness, in each person as a child-like discoverer, that propels us to search for depth and richness in all we encounter.

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Discover

We do not create the work. I believe we, in fact, are discoverers.

Glenn Murcutt


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