Black White Residence in The Woods by David Jameson is a Temple of Relatation
Mar 11, 2014 00:44
The award-winning renovation project, Black White Residence, was completed by the well-known Virginia-based architect, David Jameson in Bethesda, U.S.A.
The house explores the idea of space, outlining the connection with nature, presenting itself as a temple of relaxation and light.
“Four modern glass temples emerge from a white stucco plinth as volumes of light, and define space between each other. These volumes of light are stitched together by a circulation core sheathed in black that extends to cradle each space. The volumes are instruments of light, gathering natural light to the interior during the day and glowing in the landscape at night.”
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