howeler yoon architecture 10 degrees house

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höweler + yoon architecture has completed the '10 degrees house' in arlington, virginia, responding to a difficultly narrow site 

and economical budget to maximize site lines and privacy while staying within setback regulations. located on a sloping site, 

the angled section matches the plan, cutting away at a 10-degree angle to open up space for a side courtyard hidden within the house

providing a private exterior space shielded from the street and a void to bring in natural light to the center of the mass. 

the incline of the property created the opportunity to cleverly design a full floor, walk-out basement, two half floors and 

an extra room over the garage. the warm glow of the interior provides a contrasting color to the grey cement board panels that envelope 

the residence. a custom aluminum handrail runs along the edge of the property line, protecting the stone-paved patio with a japanese 

maple tree and stepping concrete pools with cascading water, offering a moment of meditative peace within a suburban context.


the american firm recently won the AUDI urban future award 2012 for their 'boswash' project which looks to creating a system 

which interconnects existing modes of transportation between boston and washington to enhance inhabitants' experience 

of commuting between living and work. see designboom's coverage of their plan here.

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