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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Weston Residence in Weston, Connecticut by Specht Harpman Architects

 
August 7th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Specht Harpman Architects

The Weston Residence nestles in a valley adjacent to the Saugatuck River.  In plan and section, the elements of the house engage the site in a way that purposefully blurs the transition and distinction between the built and natural environment.

Image Courtesy © Taggart Sorensen

Image Courtesy © Taggart Sorensen

  • Architects: Specht Harpman Architects
  • Project: Weston Residence
  • Location: Weston, Connecticut
  • Photography: Taggart Sorensen
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Project Size: 2400 sq. ft.
  • Completion Date: 2013
  • Design Team: Scott Specht, Louise Harpman, Amy Lopez-Cepero

Image Courtesy © Taggart Sorensen

Image Courtesy © Taggart Sorensen

As the house is approached from a road that begins high on a cliff above, the roofscape—or fifth façade— becomes a critical element of the design.  Terraced planes planted with year-round, region-specific succulents step down the hill.  Bedrooms project out into these roof gardens, giving a feeling of being fully immersed in the landscape.  The planted roofs are also integral to the high-performance building envelope.

Image Courtesy © Taggart Sorensen

Image Courtesy © Taggart Sorensen

Interior and exterior spaces are joined through views, portals, and material continuity.  A glass-backed fireplace provides an elegant surprise.  Like other glass houses, the landscape becomes the “decoration” for the rooms, playing with transparency during the day and reflectivity at night.

Image Courtesy © Taggart Sorensen

Image Courtesy © Taggart Sorensen

Image Courtesy © Taggart Sorensen

Image Courtesy © Taggart Sorensen

Image Courtesy © Taggart Sorensen

Image Courtesy © Taggart Sorensen

Image Courtesy © Taggart Sorensen

Image Courtesy © Taggart Sorensen

Image Courtesy © Taggart Sorensen

Image Courtesy © Taggart Sorensen

Image Courtesy © Taggart Sorensen

Image Courtesy © Taggart Sorensen

Image Courtesy © Taggart Sorensen

Image Courtesy © Taggart Sorensen

Image Courtesy © Taggart Sorensen

Image Courtesy © Taggart Sorensen

Image Courtesy © Taggart Sorensen

Image Courtesy © Taggart Sorensen

Image Courtesy © Specht Harpman Architects

Image Courtesy © Specht Harpman Architects

Image Courtesy © Specht Harpman Architects

Image Courtesy © Specht Harpman Architects

Image Courtesy © Specht Harpman Architects

Image Courtesy © Specht Harpman Architects

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