Modern Ranch

A single level (ranch) design in radical form. This home takes on the challenge of the flat site and architectural control limiting it's height to just one story so that it reads as a tour de force of both vertical as well as horizontal massing. Subtle columns and hidden pergolas create an ever changing shadow box effect against the south facing walls and glazing. The design incorporates many passive solar methodologies as well.
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The Johnson Residence is given a sense of visual drama with intentional design "tricks" that keep the flat roofed single story plan from looking boring. Some of these include changes in roof elevation, the various shading "beams", and low walls which imply outdoor rooms projecting into the landscape. The continuous exterior "wrapper" of vertical redwood siding, stained silver,...More
“shading device” — bcuyler
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The south facade of the Johnson Residence was a new approach to passive solar design. The generous employment of glazed areas on this elevation are shaded by projecting modernist pergolas. In addition, the greenhouse seen to the left in this picture has a shading device and is separated from the main space of the home while bringing superheated air inside by natural and mechani...More
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You are looking at the most geometric space in the interior. Of note is the variation in ceiling height, the angled wall to the right that expands the visitor's entry experience, the round form to the left that allows one two circulation paths (private and public), the round skylight and clerestory beyond. The home is also multi-level with it's sunken Great Room barely visible ...More
“NO!!!!” — yaye10
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The south and west facades of the Johnson Residence reveal a new approach to passive solar design. The generous employment of glazed areas on this elevation are shaded by projecting modernist pergolas. In addition, the greenhouse seen in the middle of this picture has a shading device and is separated from the main space of the home, while bringing superheated air inside by na...More
“Good” — avakam
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The west elevation is intentionally spare as it bares the brunt of the searing Boulder, Colorado summer sun and very strong westerly winds. In this photo we see the variety of roof heights, and several geometric counterpoints such as the curved glass greenhouse roof, the angled entry rooftop sidewall, and the curved garage wall which leads the visitor smoothly to the recessed ...More
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