Happy New Year from in situ studio!
We hope the first month of 2013 has treated you well. Our January has been busy, with three houses going out to bid and several new projects coming on line. Check out what we are up to at the office and beyond below!
The Sillings Residence is located in Rolesville, NC and will be the home of our clients' family and their new farm. The design of this modern farmhouse responds to the site and the demands of a growing family, providing open interior spaces, large windows framing the forested site, skylights to bring light into private areas, and ample porches for outside living.
Where We Live
Now that Ashley "Oz" Ozburn has been with us for a few months, we are adding her house to our mini-series "Where We Live". Oz lives in south east Raleigh, three miles from our studio, and only seconds away from the Walnut Creek Trail, where she and her great dane Louie Kahn walk every morning. Oz has renovated her kitchen and a small studio and has many more projects in store! Read more about her space and see pictures of Louie on our website.
Book of the Month
Toyo Ito's Forces of Nature is a collection of projects and essays stemming from a lecture given by Ito at the Princeton University School of Architecture in 2009. The book illuminates the nuances found in Ito's work, in particular, Ito's modification of the architectural grid, which, brings buildings into a more fluid relationship with their surroundings. In the introduction, Stan Allen writes, "It is this suspension-- between memory and forgetting, between possibility and impossibility, between language and silence-- that makes Ito's work significant today." We couldn't agree more.
Detail of the Month
Inset gutter in cantilevered roof.
Event of Note
Through AIA NC's Program Committee, Erin has been working with with geothermal expert Tom Paonessa to help organize the Center for Architecture and Design's first Saturday Seminar. The seminar will focus on residential scale geothermal heating and cooling. If you are interested in attending the event on February 9th, please RSVP!
In Our Community
We want to take a moment to reflect on the inspiring life of Judy Harmon. Erin, Matt, and Oz had the opportunity to work in close proximity to Judy for several years, and her impact on the way we each see architecture, landscape, and the world at large is significant. We are better for knowing her, and her beautiful presence will live on in the memories of many. Gifts in her name can be made to J.C. Raulston Arboretum.
We love our work and have a great time in the studio every day! Still, we find time to do plenty outside of architecture. A few weekends ago, Erin participated in her first trail race, the Little River Trail Run, at the Little River Regional Park. She placed third in her age group! She is also working on renovating her master bedroom, with a planned completion date of the spring equinox! Erin continues to hone her mad violin skills with regular practice.
Matt is teaching an architecture design studio again this semester at the NCSU College of Design. This semester's studio is a graduate level study of architectural form. He has also been honing his Cajon skills at Ekklesia Church, where he helps lead worship on Sunday mornings. A life-long billiards enthusiast, he has recently established a weekly match with a good friend at Snooker's Billiards in west Raleigh. He, his wife, Ashley, and three kids spent last weekend at Topsail Beach, where Ashley, who is an ordained Presbyterian minister, was preaching at Emma Anderson Memorial Chapel. It was the coldest beach weekend ever, with wind chills in the low teens. You can follow his daily shenanigans via instagram, user name @m_h_griffith.
Oz can be found most days rushing from the office to a second job site- the renovation and addition of her parents' house in the Hayes Barton neighborhood. She is working with the Raleigh Construction Company on this 1930s Dutch Colonial; the progress is exciting! On nights where she is not studying for her Architecture Registration Exams, she and Louie Kahn attend agility class, which, for a 5 month old gangly Great Dane, can prove to be very entertaining.
On Tuesday evenings from 5-7pm on WKNC 88.1 FM, Jeremy becomes his alter-ego, DJ Spaceman Spiff, and co-hosts his radio show, "The Afterschool Special" with DJ Salinger and DJ e baby. Be sure to listen in for your entertainment! He has recently taken up the guitar. We see a potential in situ band on the horizon!
Please contact us if there is any way we can help you.
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