Holiday greetings from in situ studio!
Our year is ending with much excitement. We have received an honourable mention in an international design competition, started several new residential projects, and landed our first public project!
As always, thank you for your support!
Honourable Mention: Mobile School for Burmese Refugees
We are thrilled to announce that in situ studio, with Matt Weiss and David Hill AIA, received an honourable mention for our proposal for a Mobile School for Burmese Refugees, a competition sponsored by Building Trust International. Learn about the intent of the competition and see more images of our design here.
The Goodman Residence prefabricated concrete panels are in place, the slab is poured, and steel is installed.Anchorage Building Corporation is doing incredible work! Thanks to Matt Petr, an MArch candidate at NCSU, we have a beautifully crafted physical model in our office. Come by anytime to see it!
The Graham Pobiner Residence is also nearing completion. Now that the walls have been sheetrocked, we are anticipating paint, millwork and lighting. Thanks to Accipiter for the lighting design, and Ballard Construction for making this project a reality!
We are thrilled to have started design of the Orange County Residence, our third ground-up house. The modern house will be sited on a north-facing slope, and the design will push the limits of sustainability. Stay tuned for further developments next year!
For the first time, we are teaming with DHM Design, Falcon Engineering and Smith & Smith Surveyors for the master plan of Carpenter Park in Cary. Inspired by its surroundings, the park's primary mission is to preserve the rich agricultural heritage still present in much of Cary's landscape. We look forward to working with the Town of Cary on our first public project!
We have also started work on several new renovations to houses in Raleigh, including the Wilfong Residence. 2012 is shaping up to be a fun and challenging year!
Book of the Month
In his essay In Praise of Shadows Jun'ichiro Tanizaki explores many aspects of Japanese culture, from meditation to costume to traditions. Especially interesting is his portrayal of shadows as an architectural material ingrained in Japanese customs. According to Tanizaki, "Were the shadows to be banished from its corners, the alcove would in that instant revert to mere void." This is Nicole's favorite book, and it is a good read for architects and non-architects alike.
Detail of the Month
Skylights can transform a space by introducing daylight, creating a sculptural ceiling surface, denoting hierarchy, and providing glimpses of the sky. At the Stokes Residence, there is a dialogue between skylights over the cooking island and fireplace. We integrate skylights into our designs whenever possible, always being sure to orient them in a manner that minimizes solar heat gain.
Working In Our Community
The Exploris Middle School Bus Bench is now installed on Wilmington Street in downtown Raleigh! We will have a dedication next month for all the students, teachers, designers, and supporters involved. Visit ourwebsite to see pictures and learn more about this project.
The semester has come to an end at NCSU's School of Architecture, and the final projects that Matt's students created were truly amazing. Matt co-taught a graduate studio titled "Architecture Design: Technology" with Dr. Wayne Place. He looks forward to teaching another graduate studio next semester, "Architecture Design: Form."
We are pleased to have seen so much community support for Raleigh City Farm at their foodtruck fundraiser this past month. Our role in helping make Raleigh City Farm a reality is collaborating with local designers to create a master plan. Learn more here.
Please contact us if there is any way we can help you.
We hope that you and yours have a relaxing holiday!
in situ studio
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