NaCl House by David Jameson Architect


Breaking the prescriptive mold of horizontally layered homes, NaCl House aspires to render unclear the spatial organization of the project and explore an architecture of ambiguous scale.  The resultant massing reveals an imperfect, rough-hewn form recalling the natural isometric formation of mineral rock salt.

The exterior composition is read as a single object that reflects a dynamic fluid interior. Uncorrelated to the buildings structure, glazing panels are detailed flush to the exterior surface, eliminating shadows which further inhibit a reading of the buildings scale.

Architects: David Jameson Architect Inc. – Ron Southwick
Location: Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Area: 450 sqm
Site Area: 0.52 acres
Completion: November, 2011
Photographs: Paul Warchol

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