Divine Home by Landry Smith Architect

Divine Home is a contemporary single-story wood home positioned in Springfield, Oregon, designed in 2021 by Landry Smith Architect.

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The Divine Home is positioned exterior of Eugene, Oregon and overlooks a dramatic bend alongside the McKenzie River. The home has a easy rectangular footprint and a gable roof with deep overhangs. It’s immediately organized down the centerline of the plan under the ridge. The northern half comprises the smaller, extra mobile applications — the carport, entry, visitor space, toilet, and first bed room. The southern half is completely open and consists of the residing and eating areas, kitchen, and adjoining lined deck. The width of the rooms and the beneficiant depth of the overhangs was based mostly on the utmost size of native Douglas fir structural members.

The areas of the home are outlined utilizing a sequence of solid-reading volumes, which permit for a number of routes and notably free motion all through the inside. Contained inside this extremely articulated poche are storage areas for clothes and home goods, mechanical areas, in addition to the laundry space and tub. The positioning of those volumes reinforces the group alongside the ridgeline and establishes the distinct spatial character of the 2 halves of the plan. Sightlines have been developed to supply a variety of views each inside and thru the home and provides an immediacy to the grounds with out undercutting desired privateness (to the extent that the doorways are largely rendered redundant). Conceived as a part of the primary front room, a big hardwood deck extends out in the direction of the river and can climate to a silver gray. The deck, which covers the identical space as the home correct, works in tandem with the inside volumes to develop the sphere.

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The fabric palette and strategies of building are direct and sturdy. Probably the most distinguished function — the roof — is uncooked corrugated aluminum, which can oxidize and uninteresting in look over time. It makes use of a hid clip system put in over a grid of battens and counter battens, the latter of which additionally perform as outriggers on the gable ends. Downspouts have been omitted and rainwater comes immediately off the roof corners, collected under grade and in a catch basin underneath the deck. The siding is 130mm clear cedar planks, completed in black pine tar. They’re furnished in full lengths over a completely vented counter batten meeting and key exactly into the constructing geometry.

The inside is constructed similarly and given an identical completed expression — on this case, 130mm plain sawn white oak boards, once more rigorously synchronized with the openings and massing geometry. The inside ceilings are put in over a lowered array of joists, lending better intimacy to the areas and concealing the beams on the ridge and the headered circumstances alongside the north and south facades. The impact of suppressing the principal construction via this fur down focuses the view out in the direction of the panorama and, in live performance with the storage volumes, provides the inside a powerful sculptural high quality, all enveloped in a single materials. A hardwax oil was chosen for the end to take care of the uncooked look of the white oak.

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– by Matt Watts

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