ILLUME HOUSE - A CELEBRATION OF THE EVERY DAY

Honoring the beauty of natural light and its effect on the comfort and productivity of those who experience it, this Design orients itself around the rise and fall of the sun. At the east end, a large light well illuminates the communal and private areas of the home with the soft glow of the sunrise. While at the west, a large window wall, shaded by a willow acacia, filters in dappled light, giving multiple lighting Experiences throughout the day. The simple clean lines and natural materials, such as concrete, plywood, and raw steel highlight the delicacy of daylight and give each occupant their own unique experience.

 

Project: Single Family Housing

Year: Summer 2016

ARA Competition  

 

Light wells above the stairs brings in direct light along the main circulation path.

Operable windows allow for natural cross ventilation through the home.