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C-house in Cleveland, Ohio by Robert Maschke Architects

 
February 2nd, 2014 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Robert Maschke Architects

C-House is one of three urban villas comprising the Residences of King’s Hill, a unique residential development located on Cleveland’s near west side. Despite being situated within the urban context of the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood, this “virgin” site provides an idyllic enclave within a park-like setting, adjacent to the site’s eastern and southern boundaries. Uninterrupted views of Lake Erie, Cleveland’s downtown and industrial flats, as well as the site’s proximity to a busy vehicular thoroughfare reconnect the site to its urban environment.

Image Courtesy © Eric Hanson, Hanson Photographic

  • Architects: Robert Maschke Architects
  • Project: C-house
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Photography: Eric Hanson, Hanson Photographic
  • Software used: AutoCAD and SketchUp
  • Client Name: Xiao Yan
  • Size: 3,761sf
  • Construction Cost: Withheld at owner’s request
  • Year of completion: 2008
  • Project Team: Robert Maschke, FAIA, Marc Manack, AIA, Charlie Able, Charles Chambers, Matt Lindsay, Katarina Striezova, Kurt Weaver, AIA
  • Structural Engineer: I.A. Lewin, P.E. and Associates
  • Landscape Architect and Civil Engineer: Environmental Design Group
  • MEP Engineer: Denk Associates, Inc.

Image Courtesy © Eric Hanson, Hanson Photographic

The architecture of the C-House capitalizes on the inherent contrasts embedded in the site. Program is stacked giving all living spaces access to dramatic views. This sectional strategy produces a cantilever whose effect is not only formal intrigue, but provides shelter for the exterior space below. Fenestration is arranged opportunistically to frame views. The resulting composition differs in opacity at each elevation suggesting a varied outward disposition to its surroundings.

Image Courtesy © Eric Hanson, Hanson Photographic

Nested into the hillside, the monolithic form and white materiality of the C-House are utilized to give the architecture with a sense of otherness from the landscape. The presence of the C-House elicits a substantive and billboard-like quality to the architecture, an unexpected and iconic presence for commuters between Cleveland’s downtown and western suburbs.

Image Courtesy © Eric Hanson, Hanson Photographic

Image Courtesy © Eric Hanson, Hanson Photographic

Image Courtesy © Eric Hanson, Hanson Photographic

Image Courtesy © Eric Hanson, Hanson Photographic

Image Courtesy © Eric Hanson, Hanson Photographic

Image Courtesy © Robert Maschke Architects

Image Courtesy © Robert Maschke Architects

Image Courtesy © Robert Maschke Architects

Image Courtesy © Robert Maschke Architects

Image Courtesy © Robert Maschke Architects

Image Courtesy © Robert Maschke Architects

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