Posts Tagged ‘Residential Architecture’

Private Residence

Thursday, May 29th, 2008


Wilmington Island, Georgia

Located on a high bluff overlooking a wide navigable waterway, this residence enjoys extended views of the water and marshlands. The structure is divided into three groupings:  living, sleeping, and service. The truncated-gable form repeats in each of the three wings. A semicircular shape occurs at each gable in the form of lattice, louver or glazing. The living area’s “great space” has a continuous clerestory which provides natural light throughout the 20-foot-high space. The public side of the residence is relatively closed, while the creek side opens out to a large patio. A dockhouse extending over the creek reuses details and materials found in the house.

Low Income Housing

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008


Housing Authority of Savannah 

Savannah, Georgia


On a 12-acre site containing existing roads, 60 units of single family detached houses are designed with three goals in mind. The first is to make use of the site to establish a sense of neighborhood. The second is to create a streetscape with variety that also reflects traditional elements found in Savannah housing of comparable scale. The third is to plan units which maintain a sense of identity, territory and security. The stand-alone dwellings represent a departure in Savannah’s public housing from multi-unit block buildings and duplexes to the image of a resident-owned community.

Diversion Center

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008


Georgia Department of Corrections     

Savannah, Georgia


The facility operates as a residence and training center for 52 first-time civil offenders. Located on a site at zero mean sea level, subject to flooding and within the 100-year flood plain, the Diversion Center solves a number of design challenges. The main floor is elevated 14 feet above ground to meet flood requirements, while 285 wooden piles support the structure and leave the entire ground area open. Because the facility faces a major public roadway, the design incorporates a “non-institutional” look, yet provides the required security control. The structure is also accessible to disabled persons.