In designing the Waterview Condominium, it was essential for the views to remain the primary visual experience from all the spaces, including the circulation axes. Ideally, ceiling height would be maximized especially along the ten feet high, floor to ceiling, uninterrupted glass curtain wall.
Robert M. Gurney
Robert M. Gurney is an architectural practice based in Washington, United States. The office of Robert M. Gurney, FAIA is dedicated to the design of modern, meticulously detailed and thoughtfully ordered residential and commercial projects that are sensitive to site, program and budget. Materials are employed with honesty, integrity and ecological awareness. Interior spaces are active and intricate, tranquil and minimal. Regardless of project size or budget, our office is committed to producing buildings and spaces that strive for design excellence.
His office has created a body of work that has won more than two hundred seventy local, regional and national design awards, including two National AIA Honor awards, six National AIA Housing Awards, six American Architecture Awards and three national AIA Small Project Awards. The office's work has been published in numerous local, national and international magazines, books and periodicals, and is the subject of a monograph, "Modern Order: Houses by Robert Gurney".
Rolling topography, open fields and woodlands comprise a 24 acre site in Rappahannock County, Virginia where this new house is located. Extensive site investigation, including erecting scaffolding at various locations, resulted in the placement of the house high on one of the hills, overlooking a meadow at the base of woodlands.
Lyon Park, in Arlington, Virginia is an “urban village” near Washington, DC. Most of the houses in this established neighborhood were constructed in the 1920’s and 1930’s. The houses vary in style, ranging from small single-story bungalows to larger wood and brick colonial revivalist houses.
Located in Glen Echo, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC, this new house is sited on a sloping, wooded lot with distant views of the Potomac River. The Mohican Hills House is positioned to preserve a majority of mature trees and is oriented toward distant views of the Potomac River and a south facing slope.
Solitude Creek House is a single-family house designed by Washington based architectural company Robert M. Gurney. Description by Robert Gurney Architect: The design of this house in St. Michaels, Maryland was greatly influenced by environmental regulations, zoning requirements and restrictive building codes specific to this site. The existing Dutch Colonial Style house, built in 1989, was […]
Komai Residence, designed by Robert Gurney Architect, is a triangular base house built on a small lot, which for many years, has been used as playground for dogs. This triangular corner is placed in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia, and it was considered too small for hosting a house. The limits imposed by […]