NaCl by
David Jameson

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Slideshow: American architect David Jameson has completed a two-storey house in Bethesda, Maryland, with white walls that look like pixellated blocks.

NaCl by David Jameson

The square modules create a series of cantilevers and recesses that disguise how many floors are inside.

NaCl by David Jameson

A series of frameless windows are flush with the facade, as are the edges of the flat roof.

NaCl by David Jameson

A double height living room is positioned at the centre of the house, overlooked by a staircase and first floor gallery with glazed balustrades.

NaCl by David Jameson

Other recent projects by David Jameson include a house with a barcode on its facade - see it here.

NaCl by David Jameson

Photography is by Paul Warchol.

NaCl by David Jameson

The following information is from the architects:


NaCl

Breaking the prescriptive mould of horizontally layered homes, NaCl House aspires to render unclear the spatial organisation of the project and explore an architecture of ambiguous scale.

NaCl by David Jameson

The resultant massing reveals an imperfect, rough-hewn form recalling the natural isometric formation of mineral rock salt.

NaCl by David Jameson

The exterior composition is read as a single object that reflects a dynamic fluid interior.

NaCl by David Jameson

Uncorrelated to the buildings structure, glazing panels are detailed flush to the exterior surface, eliminating shadows which further inhibit a reading of the buildings scale.

NaCl by David Jameson

Completed: 11.2011

NaCl by David Jameson

Interior Area: 4860 ft2

NaCl by David Jameson

Site Acreage: 0.52 acres

NaCl by David Jameson

Architect: David Jameson FAIA

NaCl by David Jameson

Ron Southwick, project architect

NaCl by David Jameson

  • http://twitter.com/WalnutGrey @WalnutGrey

    Beautiful house… made even better with the Danish furniture orgasm! And I spy my absolute favourite chair in the window – a CH07 Shell Chair by Hans J. Wegner . Love!

  • arquitecturayrehabilitacion

    Interesting disposal of windows and solids in this facade

  • Zaedrus

    Habitat 67 had a rendezvous with one of Michael Graves early house designs. This is their love child. And I'm okay with that.

  • http://www.livelymag.com/ Gabriela

    This is an amazing design!! You should also check out Santiago Calatrava's Turning Torso designs on our website. http://www.livelymag.com/architecture/

    -He is considered "The da Vinci of out time!"