Walker Court / Demian/Wilbur/Architects

first_img CAC Consulting Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/909872/walker-court-demian-wilbur-architects Clipboard United States Clients:Karl Moeller, Julie MoellerTeam:Jonathan Fitzpatrick, Juan Ramón Morales Sabogal, Milagros SifonCity:WashingtonCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Howard MagerRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. It is not often that a project comes along and captures the zeitgeist of the current decade in Washington, DC where sensitive and controversial architectural, historic, socio-economic, regulatory, urban planning and zoning issues needed to be addressed all at once. This presented an opportunity to participate decisively and offer a precedent for what could be done with a derelict building, on a non-conforming lot, in an alley inside a historic district inhabited by diverse population during an economically competitive environment. The answer(s) to this question became the program of requirements and the goal to transform the building into two family dwelling, preserve its essential architectural elements, explore what it means to dwell in a public alley with zero lot lines all the way around and continue the transformation of a named alley and the evolution of the whole block. Save this picture!Floor planSave this picture!© Howard MagerThe design of this project tackled the typical issues concerning alley dwelling ranging from security, to privacy, public realm, amenities and materiality. It drew on a wealth of precedents in Washington, DC as well as other cities that discovered the value of abundant inner block housing stocks that are waiting to be redeveloped provided that regulations catch up with market demand and address housing shortage/affordability, revitalization and preservation of historic fabric and exploring new ways of using conventional material and construction methodologies to further advance what has become a unique building type. Today, architects are exploring ways to move away from static building expressions, even in tall buildings, where entire sections of the building literally move thereby transforming, not only the elevations but also the form and experiential aspect of the building.  This project explored to a certain extent the concept of a dynamic building that changes its own appearance throughout the day, according to the surrounding environment and the activities of its inhabitants; moving parts and the movement of light.  It also explored the use of common material, such as wood studs, brick and metal framing to create new expressions for otherwise building components common and expected in alleys like shutters, barn doors and screensProject gallerySee allShow lessMVRDV’s Design for ‘KoolKiel’ Tower Brings Distinctive Whimsy to an Adaptable SchemeArchitecture News”I Identify Forms with Energy”: Li Xiaodong of Li Xiaodong AtelierInterviews Share Architects: Demian/Wilbur/Architects Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Merrill St. Leger+ 35Curated by Paula Pintos Share MEP Engineer: Area:  2196 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project General Contractor: Lead Architects: IB Solution 2017 LR Mailloux Construction Year:  Walker Court / Demian/Wilbur/ArchitectsSave this projectSaveWalker Court / Demian/Wilbur/Architects Manufacturers: Delta Light, Ikea, Jeld-Wen, Solar Innovations, Duradek, Elemental, Milano Doors and Custom build ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/909872/walker-court-demian-wilbur-architects Clipboard Walker Court / Demian/Wilbur/Architects Houses “COPY” Photographs:  Merrill St. Leger, Howard Mager Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Ziad Elias Demian, AIA – APA CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Washington, United States ArchDaily Structural Engineer: Photographs “COPY” CopyAbout this officeDemian/Wilbur/ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsWashingtonUnited StatesPublished on January 25, 2019Cite: “Walker Court / Demian/Wilbur/Architects” 25 Jan 2019. 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