Imposing House Displaying Interesting Volumes and Materials
Architecture

Imposing House Displaying Interesting Volumes and Materials

The Mount Baker Residence in Seattle, Washington is one of the best works of Pb Elemental Architecture. Featuring a narrow and tall structure, the house unveils a dynamic urban character. Situated on a steep sloped terrain, the house’s architecture makes use of the environment instead of fighting it. Tall, column-like windows on the sides of the house capture framed views and steal a few sunbeams. Reaching up for the sky, the 2,470 square feet home features four bedrooms and two and a half baths. A large open plan living room connects the outside world to the family life and gathers friends and family around the coffee table. From the roof terrace, a clear panorama of the surroundings can be enjoyed at dusk. The architects explain the correlation between the volumes and materials used for the facade: “The structure was conceived as the juxtaposition of three pure volumes, each containing a unique programmatic element. Each element is emphasized by material cladding; cedar panel, cement board, concrete, and marine plywood.” The very glossy and presentable pictures show the house in a great light maybe because they were taken right before the house went on the market. But the architecture can serve as inspiration for those of you who like a narrow house typology.

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