This project explores various spatial and organizational strategies through the use of horizontal banding in order to address issues of scale, adaptability, programmatic distribution, and privacy. The two units are visually separated by an entrance court but are unified under a vernacularly sensitive gable roof. Longitudinally, this gable roof compresses the user’s experience toward the southeast side of the site and slowly rises to the southwest as the user walks toward the entrance, demarcating an outdoor circulation path that is different from the public street at the front of the house. Horizontal banding, such as this roof condition and circulation route, suggest the negotiation of layers of privacy throughout the house while large articulated window bays offer moments of transparency across the facade.
On the interior, circulation and service systems are pushed to the perimeter of the house, resulting in an open central space on the ground floor. The family unit’s second floor bedrooms create an inverse condition, occupying the central area and creating a varying sectional condition of both single and double-height space in the center of the house.