We have recently wrapped up Schematic Design for a new single-family residence in Chicago's Near West-Side. The proposed renovation and addition to an existing townhouse features stone siding and an aluminum panel rain-screen w/ integrated ribbon windows at the east and west facades. Check back soon for more updates on the exterior & interior design!
Before venturing back to Chicago, I worked for a non-profit in rural Alabama in association with Auburn University's Rural Studio. As a non-profit program, Rural Studio is fortunate to have a very active alumni group who are still eager to help out, even after moving hundreds of miles away. The new fundraising website for the 20th anniversary Project now makes it easier and lots of fun to donate! Please check it out! http://www.supportruralstudio.com
For the 20th anniversary, next year the entire Rural Studio will be working to build a number of 20K houses, which is a Housing Prototype Product that aims to be built for $20,000. The studio's 11th iteration was completed in 2012, providing an accessible housing option for the clients as well as a Safe Room for tornado shelter. Check out their blogs and website for more information.
The prototype homes being built
are for educational purposes first and foremost. Rural Studio projects
are each built for a specific client, and gifted to them at the end of
the project. This is a win-win situation, that's still exciting for me
to be a part of all the way from Chicago!
Thanks for your time, interest, and support :)
Dirk Denison Architects' Carmel Residence was just featured in an article on Casa Vogue Brasil!
Titled "Only two balconies to look at sea: Introverted seaside residence provides views of a courtyard instead", the article focuses on the home's unique courtyard.
We are very excited to be part of this Brazilian publication, and hope to have more articles to post soon!
Here is article: Só duas varandas para ver o mar