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Salt and Pepper House / Kube Architecture

Posted On: Oct 11, 2018   |   Posted By: Arch Daily

Salt and Pepper House / Kube Architecture

© Greg Powers
Architects: Kube Architecture
Location: Washington D. C., United States
Lead Architects: Richard Loosle Ortega, Janet Bloomberg
Area: 2500.0 ft2
Project Year: 2015
Photographs: Greg Powers
© Greg Powers
Text description provided by the architects. The Owners, a couple in their mid-70's, purchased this home to start their lives together. They got engaged after they bought the house, and got married in the house while it was under construction. They love to cook and collect art, so the palette of white walls and black steel is both a metaphor for salt and pepper, as well as a setting for framing their artwork. Pops of color highlight the colors in their art collection.
© Greg Powers
The house is organized around a central core containing service spaces, which creates a seamless flow along the perimeter, with major spaces facing front and back. The existing house was stripped down to its basic elements: brick walls, structural framing members, and outdoor space. The rear second floor was removed...

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