ARCH 505B: Graduate Architecture Design I - Elements, Principles and Phenomena Gallery: The Inside and the Outside

Cylinder House

The Cylinder House sits on the corner of a lot defined by an existing large postmodern building marked by its lines, ridges, and corners. Against such a backdrop, the Cylinder House stands out by contrast with the existing context. The skylight introduces natural light throughout the three levels of the house. While the first floor serves as a public program, the second floor doubles as an office and a semi-public space. Doors can be opened creating a seamless connection to the outdoors. Finally, the third level is a private space with a dimmable glass ceiling that allows the guest to control levels of light and privacy.
Physical model images and oblique. Threshold, Passage, Room. Alteration and Addition to USC Fisher Museum of Art (Project 01)