Donovan House by Replinger Hossner Osolin Architects

Donovan House by Replinger Hossner Osolin Architects

Architects: Replinger Hossner Osolin Architects
Project: Donovan House
Architect in Charge: Tim Hossner
Location: Seattle, Washington
Photography: John Granen

With commanding views of islands, mountains and sea, the Donovan house is conceived as an open volume of living space set atop a stack of sleeping and secondary spaces. Free from the ground, dynamic wing-like wall planes open towards views and light, while embracing interior spaces and providing privacy from street and neighbors.

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The slender multistory scheme and small footprint respond to both the site’s challenging topography and the owner’s interest in protecting views for neighboring homeowners. Light-filled interior spaces are composed of simple concrete, plaster, wood, glass, and steel surfaces. The exterior—defined by a two-story concrete base emerging from the ground, coupled with the flying planes of the living area above—is a study in contrasts.

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