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The Line House

The steep site on which this residence is located dictated the use of a retaining wall to create a level grade. This retaining wall, or “the line”, became the driving element behind the parti of the home and serves to organize the program for the clients. The rituals of daily life fall into place along the line which is expressed as sandblasted exposed concrete and modular block. Three aspects of a house were seperated in this project: Thinking, Living, & Doing. ‘Thinking’ is done in the library, the main house is for ‘living’, and ‘doing’ is in the shop. While each space is separated by walls and windows they are nonetheless connected by “the line”.

Sustainability is married in equal parts to the concept of The Line House. The residence is located along an east/west axis to maximize the benefits of daylighting and solar heat gain. Operable windows maximize natural cross ventilation and reduce the need for air conditioning. Photo Credit: Michael Robinson
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What Houzzers are commenting on:

grandmasTAN added this to Rohm
February 5, 2014
That aircraft hanger door is on my own workshop additions wish list...
smithome added this to smithome's Ideas
December 29, 2013
Open shop plan
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December 3, 2013
Idea for Steve shop roof redo
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November 23, 2013
Timber frame garage
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September 22, 2013
garage/workshop
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July 21, 2013
Shop
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February 1, 2013
Dream garage
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January 8, 2013
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January 7, 2013
Open
sallpal added this to ry
December 16, 2012
Cool shop area. Bifold garage door
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September 28, 2012
Garage drool
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September 24, 2012
garage
Jaclyn Musselman added this to my plan for a dream home
September 16, 2012
long enough to park two cars with doors at both ends...would be a cool garage
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Barn
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Shop
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Main work space
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Garage: Wall Lighting, floor, Beams
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