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Water Street

Rob Paulus Architects Ltd

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  • Rob Paulus AIA LEED AP

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1,723 sq. feet


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Project Description

A master suite addition and new guest house are added to a long lot in a neighborhood near a major university to create new infill density. The design concept re-interprets the existing plan and roof slopes of a simple bungalow house to create new space that emphasizes natural light and open interiors. Large openings are oriented north while narrow vertical slits slice the east and west walls to create a constantly moving sundial effect throughout the day. Integral color rainscreen board wraps the energy efficient exterior wall combined with cold rolled corrugated steel on the roof to establish a maintenance-free enclosure system for this rental property. The proximity to higher education, sensitive orientation for the desert Southwest, and attention to architectural detailing create highly desirable, smart growth housing that embraces the existing urban infrastructure.
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