The Switchback House is a prototype for the new urban family, inverting the traditional row house in two primary ways. One, by replacing a stacked stair with a switchback stair, and two, inserting a dramatic skylight directly above the new vertical stair volume.
New York architecture studio Dash Marshall has turned two Tribeca residences into one home – Raft Loft – connected by a hanging, blackened steel spiral staircase. We renovated the entirety of the ground floor, executed limited interventions to the second floor, and inserted a new staircase to connect the two spaces with a series of intermediate levels.
The Coimbra house makes up for its small size by connecting spaces. It seizes the exterior of both the garden and patio, incorporating them through the continuity of the elements. The interiors follow one another, link and relate visually.
This new ground-up urban infill residence is strategically located at the intersection of two major bike routes in the Mount Baker neighborhood of Seattle. The lot is narrow, but has lake and mountain views to the east.
This 4,000-square-foot Durham house is designed to accommodate the Brinegar family’s indoor-outdoor lifestyle and provide them with room to entertain, studio space, and gallery walls to display their art.
The Winnwood project did not start with the goal of pursuing LEED Platinum certification or becoming a zero-energy residence – the original intent was to create a sustainable, efficient home.