Two refined modernist additions, one clad with glass on the southwest corner and the other screened on the northeast, contrast with this weathered 19th century farmhouse located on the edge of a hill with spectacular views. The two square steel pavilions (a total of 550 square feet) form one wing of the house, with a renovated kitchen (250 square feet) in between. The new living room is expansive while the screen porch is intimate. The new living room’s structure incorporates doors and operable windows into the minimal steel frame, eliminating the need for a sub-frame for the glass. The lighting
Architect Robert Gurney and his client, a young entrepreneur with a large family, shocked the residents of the Edgemoor section of Bethesda, Maryland, with the house they created. It was not because of the design's Modernist roots, although the house is decidedly unlike the Colonial- and Craftsman-style ones nearby. The surprise comes from its size.
Owner: Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund Completion Date: June 2010 Program: A two-story, 72,000-square-foot facility for traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients at Bethesda's National Naval Medical Center. The project includes clinics; imaging facilities; spaces for physical therapy, outdoor rehabilitation, and virtual-reality-assisted rehab; offices; an auditorium; a patient lounge and coffee bar; and a skylit multipurpose space that can host activities ranging from group exercises to theater performances. Design concept and solution:The architects needed to accommodate a wide variety of programs under one roof, while creating flexible spaces that can adapt to the center's evolving needs as new findings about TBI emerge.
Working with a familiar client, the architects were asked to design a 1,228-square-foot suite addition with a basement level of 1,072 square feet to a house they had renovated in the past. This time, the clients wanted a private world to themselves—separate yet connected to the main house. Design concept and solution: Within the simple white brick gable of the three-story addition, a wooden tower contains the bedroom, generous open bath, and dressing area on the main level, with a meditation space upstairs. A basement level has a gym, massage room, and storage. The tower, inside and out, and the