Screen House / Randy Bens Architect

first_imgArchDaily Houses Photographs:  Roger Brooks PhotographyText description provided by the architects. The clients of this 1954 bungalow asked Randy Bens Architect to add a new floor to the existing structure. Located in a post war suburban neighborhood that sits at the prow of a hill in New Westminster, British Columbia, the bungalow is surrounded by rich modernist architecture from that era. The existing house was an L-shaped bungalow that was too small for the clients, an artist and psychologist, who have three boys ages 17 to 26. The new floor would be the domain of the parents, and the boys would acquire main floor bedrooms of a more suitable size. The addition would be composed of a studio, master suite, and a deck to take advantage of the view. Architecturally, the goal was to knit together the old and new with simple gestures and materials that would be sympathetic to their context, yet fresh.Save this picture!© Roger Brooks PhotographyRecommended ProductsCoffee tablesBoConceptLos Angeles Lounge Table 6250WindowsJansenWindows – Janisol Arte 66WoodEGGERLow Flammability ProductsThe overall massing was influenced by the desire to stack the new program on existing walls (where possible), and by the creation of a new exterior space on the second floor with access to views and sunlight. Save this picture!© Roger Brooks PhotographyTo counter the vertical nature of the resulting mass, and shade the south facing living room, a horizontal screen was introduced which gives the composition a more restful and balanced appearance. The screen extends past the living room in both directions, creating a covered entry to the east and an open structured space to the west, where there will be a stand of bamboo. To further reinforce the horizontality of the screen, a concrete planter / plinth / address wall was introduced at the ground plane. Save this picture!© Roger Brooks PhotographyThere was a strong desire to have the house respond to the 1950’s and 1960’s post and beam houses in the neighbourhood. The vertical cedar siding, gently sloping roofs, exposed glulam beams and rafters are all present, but contemporary in their composition. Save this picture!© Roger Brooks PhotographyTo give the facades order and cohesion, two devices were used to mediate between existing and new openings. Bright rolled zinc panels were placed above and beside existing window openings, then aligned with new openings above. A simple through-wall flashing detail serves as a datum for window heads, mullions and sills, and is present on all facades.Save this picture!© Roger Brooks PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessMaterial beyond Materials: Composite TectonicsArticlesIn Progress: NASA Sustainability Base / William McDonough + Partners and AECOMArticles Share “COPY” Screen House / Randy Bens ArchitectSave this projectSaveScreen House / Randy Bens Architect ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  3500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” 2008 Year:  Photographs Architects: Randy Bens Architect Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Roger Brooks Photography+ 26 Share CopyHouses•New Westminster, Canada Screen House / Randy Bens Architect Canada Projects CopyAbout this officeRandy Bens ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNew WestminsterHousesCanadaPublished on March 08, 2011Cite: “Screen House / Randy Bens Architect” 08 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesPlumbingSanifloMacerator – Saniaccess®3WoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – SplashAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelEducationalLamitechChalk boardCarpetsCarpet ConceptCarpet – Eco IquMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Screen House / Randy Bens Architect是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img

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