The development of these two homes introduces a unique take on the functional split-level house while providing the literal and visual connections desired in the layout of a modern home. Finding the essential spatial beauty in the split level concept pull from Le Corbusier’s Villa Carthage. The internal spaces interlock and stack to culminate in an exterior roof garden that looks out across the neighborhood. The two houses sit next to each other, like twins locked arm-in-arm. The twin masses are identical in spatial layout. The siting of the home arrives in the simple gesture of one turning to face its own street.; the large living room aperture on the corner home is rotated to address the change in frontage.
Photos by Bruce Wolf www.brucewolfstudio.com
Location: Portland, OR, US