AIA Vermont 2018 Annual Design Awards
Jury: Members from AIA Minneapolis
Comments from the jury: A favorite of the jury. With a spare, monochromatic material palette, which in another project might easily have been excessively severe, this townhome interior brought a significant dose of play and whimsy to rescue the project from sterility. Conversely the restraint of the architecture kept that playfulness from becoming too cute or gimmicky. There was a lot of discussion about how one might live in this house, with the jury going back and forth on how hospitable it might be, how it might contend with the messiness of daily life. But ultimately the space won everyone over with it’s upending of typical residential expectations, elegant detailing, balance of cool and warm, hard and soft textures. The minimal material palette, repetitive elements and planar composition took great advantage of the abundant daylighting, resulting in a luminous, richly layered space that one can imagine transforming significantly over the course of the day. The jury appreciated the care that went into the drawings.