Slideshow: American architect David Jameson has completed a two-storey house in Bethesda, Maryland, with white walls that look like pixellated blocks.
The square modules create a series of cantilevers and recesses that disguise how many floors are inside.
A series of frameless windows are flush with the facade, as are the edges of the flat roof.
A double height living room is positioned at the centre of the house, overlooked by a staircase and first floor gallery with glazed balustrades.
Other recent projects by David Jameson include a house with a barcode on its facade - see it here.
Photography is by Paul Warchol.
The following information is from the architects:
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.
The resultant massing reveals an imperfect, rough-hewn form recalling the natural isometric formation of mineral rock salt.
The exterior composition is read as a single object that reflects a dynamic fluid interior.
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.
Interior Area: 4860 ft2
Site Acreage: 0.52 acres
Architect: David Jameson FAIA
Ron Southwick, project architect
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