Creekside Residence: Warm and Bright Residence with Dramatic Scales and Intimate Details

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Creekside Residence is built to take full advantage of the natural surroundings and connect the indoors and outdoors. Designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, this house becomes a warm and bright living place with dramatic scales and intimate details too. It is a 2005 project located in Northern California, CA, the United States with an awesome result from the material expression and careful siting.


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Creekside Residence is located on a wooded site that bound by two steep-banked creeks. It is placed in a native wildflower meadow and surrounded by specimen redwood trees. This house has a roof plane over the building structure elements, offering a beautiful landscape and reveal a subtle presence in the middle of the forest.



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A couple of this house is very interested in a modern design, that’s why this house comes with a clean look of the modern design and some simple volumes. The open and airy pavilion is the central space that opens to the natural landscape and a place to display vintage furniture and modern art. With a tall glass wall and pivoting glass doors, this pavilion can lend the space with a dramatic scale.



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The main space is located near the kitchen and also a library. There are some more intimate rooms that can host more private functions for the owner. All rooms are designed in a simple way without too many things inside. All spaces are only filled in with the only furniture needed, leaving more free spaces to move.



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The materials can complete the natural surroundings of this residence. A cladding material comes from a cedar siding. The lightness of the pavilions is made from Slender stainless steel columns, creating a floating roof. The steel sash windows can be found in the bedrooms, kitchen, and library that break downs the house larger volumes.


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Karin Hoover

Karin Hoover

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“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci

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