DWELL.com Homes, 10.23.17: “Professor’s House”

October 24, 2017 § Leave a comment

Every day, DWELL’s editors select certain modern homes to feature on their homepage and to share on their social channels.  Below: how the Professor’s House appeared on the magazine’s homepage today. (For a direct link to full coverage of the Professor’s House on Dwell.com, CLICK HERE. )

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On The Boards: Arielle Condoret Schechter Designs A Modern Family Destination

October 16, 2017 § Leave a comment

Modern Cabin

Modernist architect Arielle Condoret Schechter, AIA, has a host of projects underway these days. Among the residential work taking shape in her home studio and office, high atop Stillhouse Bluff in Chapel Hill, is a Modern Cabin out in rural Orange County, North Carolina.

A couple from San Francisco commissioned Schechter to design their Modern Cabin where one of their sons will live for a few years until they permanently relocate to North Carolina.

The couple asked the architect for a “sort of rustic but more modern cabin” that would become their permanent home as well as a family get-together destination optimized for comfortable visits with their two children.

Unlike stereotypical cabins, Schechter’s design expresses its modernity in materials, space, and architectural vocabulary. Abundant glazing will welcome sunlight and panoramic views of the wooded setting into the house. Under flat rooflines, the open floor plan will provide a natural, unfettered journey through the house and outside onto balconies and porches.

Like any well-designed cabin, traditional or modern, the structure will be efficient and durable. Schechter expects construction to begin this spring.

For more information on the architect and to see her built work as well as other “On The Boards” projects, visit www.acsarchitect.com.

AECCafe.com, ArchShowcase: “The Professor’s House in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, by Arielle Condoret Schechter”

September 8, 2017 § Leave a comment

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CHAPEL HILL MAGAZINE: “Going Green — The Murphy-Dunn House is a study in sustainable living”

July 20, 2017 § Leave a comment

“The Professor’s House” in Chapel Hill To Be Open for Public Touring in September.

July 19, 2017 § Leave a comment

Screen Porch and Terrace (1)

Designed by Arielle Condoret Schechter, AIA, this small, modern, age-in-place house will be featured on the Fall 2017 Modapalooza Tour.

The Professor’s House,” a small, sustainable, age-in-place house overlooking Morgan Creek in Chapel Hill, has been selected for the Fall 2017 Modapalooza Tour on Saturday, September 16, sponsored by North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH).

Chapel Hill architect Arielle Condoret Schechter, AIA, designed the house for a retired professor of Native American Studies. A widow now, she wanted to downsize from her 3200-square-foot house and live with her dog in a modern, age-in-place house in a quiet, wooded neighborhood in Chapel Hill, NC.

Front Bridge Twilight

A bridge from the guest parking area to the front door avoids the use of stairs.

She contacted Schechter because she’d heard about the Micropolis Houses®, a collection of modern “tiny house” plans Schechter designed that range from 150 to 1500 square feet and can be customized to meet specific buyers’ needs and preferences. In this case, the professor wanted to add a third bedroom/office and an extra bath to the Micropolis® plan she chose.

“A small house meant she could have things like a swimming pool, a Japanese soaking tub, and choose nicer elements for her money,” Schechter noted.

The final design is nearly half the size of the professor’s previous house. Yet at only a little more than 1600 heated square feet– almost 1000 square feet less than the average American house, which is now 2500 square feet — it packs in all of the professor’s spatial needs in an open, fluid floor plan with age-in-place functionality. Schechter calls it a “Custom-opolis.”

The Professor’s House is one of seven houses designed by award-winning architects on this year’s Modapalooza Tour, including projects by Frank Harmon, Phil Szostak, Tina Govan, Jason Hart, and in situ studio. (For all the details about the tour, visit http://www.ncmodernist.org/palooza17.htm.)

The Professor’s House is also in the running for a 2017 George Matsumoto Prize, which recognizes excellence in North Carolina modernist residential design sponsored by NCMH. Winners are selected by both a professional jury and public voting. (Public voting at https://ncmhcompetitions.squarespace.com/ ends July 20.)

For more information on The Professor’s House and architect Arielle Condoret Schechter, AIA, visit www.acsarchitect.com.

Photos by Iman Woods

LEPSIEBYVANIE.sk [Better Living]: “Pasívny dom, ktorý vyrobí viac energie, než spotrebuje” [“Passive House That Produces More Energy Than It Consumes”]

July 3, 2017 § Leave a comment

By Jurikova Sona

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METAL ARCHITECTURE: “Flexible Thin-Film PV for Metal Roofs”

June 3, 2017 § Leave a comment

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