Tour 4: Renewed Neighborhood Connection; Architecturally Unique Housing
(1:30 – 3:30PM) 2 LU/HSW
Wednesday, July 25
This tour is split between two groups. Limited to 20 participants. There is an additional fee and you MUST be registered for the conference to participate.
Leave hotel at 1:15 PM
Você is a new master planned 48 acre, 52 home community focused on land preservation and sustainability. A heavily treed track of land that backs up to the Radnor Lake Nature preserve has been master planned and developed with a focus on renewed connections to neighbors, neighborhood and nature. Controlled by a design and builder guild, standards are in place to maintain architectural integrity and development consistency. With a focus on a smaller footprint and lighter disturbance, homes are designed to encourage individuality while maintaining a focus on the whole. The tour will include an overview of the neighborhood design, community features, two completed homes and two homes currently under construction, time permitting. The tour will be led by one of the Architects of the neighborhood and current contributor to some of the residential homes that can be found in the development, Nick Dryden, AIA of DAAD.
SWITCH @ 2:20 PM
The second stop will be a private residence tour of the Gable House designed by local Architect Michael Goorevich. Built in 2015, the overall design concept for this home is glass structure holding up three separate, smaller brick gabled houses. Natural light enters each ‘house’ from multiple openings, animating the interior spaces with varying qualities of light that change through the day and across all seasons. An oblique, inclined path extends from the street and travels through the house, below a steel and wood arbor, towards a blue stone terrace beyond. The home is a moment along this path that is burrowed into the ground at one end and hovers above it at the other. Views through the home connect the front to back and side to side grounding the gables and the garden into the streetscape. Inside and out, the home aims to reveal what is both familiar and unique about its site, context and construction. The home produces a familiar pattern on a larger scale with an unique result ultimately connecting it to the surrounding neighborhood.
3:30 PM leave back to Hotel at 3:45 PM