Woodway Residence by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson: Transformation of A Single-Storey 1950s House into A Young Family House

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Remodeled by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Woodway Residence is a transformation of a single-story 1950s house with an awkward floor plan into a comfortable house with a connection to the outdoors for a young family. This house is located in Woodway with 5,500 SF in size. This project is started in 2004 and completed in 2006.

Design

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Over the years, this house had undergone successive alterations with a fragmented, confusing layout. The architect redesigned this house with minor changes to the footprint only to remove the lines between indoor living and the surrounding landscape.

The new design of this house can create a dramatic change by maximizing the interior space into linear, making two small additions, and also raising the roof in some key places.

 

Materials

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A new music studio and detached garage to the main house are linked by the concrete wall, creating an entry court and also screening the private bedroom. This entry is marked by a series of round skylights. The house’s living room has been designed with taller ceilings, walls of glass, and a new fireplace.

There is also a series of long colored boxes that provides utility spaces and storage. The planer elements can draw everyone’s attention through the house to the nearby landscape. Douglas fir, blackened steel, and teak cabinets contrast with modest materials of the house such as painted gypsum wallboard, fiber-cement siding, and painted MDF panels.

 

Woodway Residence Gallery

 

Photographer: Nic Lehoux

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