Meadow House / Waechter Construction
Textual content material description supplied by the architects. The Meadow House is a model new, 2,000-square-foot private residence throughout the School Hill district of Eugene, a variety of miles Southwest of the School of Oregon. The house takes its title from Madison Meadow, a panorama defend and group park which lies on the coronary coronary heart of a neighborhood composed of modest single-family properties.
The family sought to create a residence adjoining to the meadow whereas honoring its character and bigger value as a helpful useful resource for all of the group. On the same time, they sought to hold their strategies of dwelling into nearer dialogue with the surrounding neighborhood and the straightforward beauty of its signature panorama.
A “Meadow Inside a Meadow”—From above, the house reads as a sequence of frames: the perimeter of the residential block, the outer boundary of the meadow, the straightforward rectilinear kind of the house tucked into its northeast nook, and inside, a central clearing that recollects the distinctive defend. This courtyard retains the equivalent pure character and vegetation as the surrounding panorama and organizes the assorted options and dwelling areas all through the residence.
The one-level massing of the house is broken into 4 smaller pavilions. A freestanding storage and workshop amount anchors the northwest nook, and a kitchen amount is located to the northeast alongside the highway. To the south, a mattress room suite and main bedroom are sited between the courtyard and the open meadow. 4 terraces, two open and two enclosed glass window partitions, preserve the primary dwelling areas of the house and provide an all-season connection to the panorama.
Elemental Type and Constructing—The partitions of the 4 pavilions, the sloped roof, and the deep-set soffits of the Meadow House are completely clad in ‘bonderized’ steel, which might local weather naturally with out additional paints or finishes. The house reads as a single mass carved and sculpted to create the coated terraces, courtyard and first dwelling areas. This technique moreover dramatically reduces the need for further provides or future maintenance. Its sturdy resistance to corrosion and water hurt moreover permits the inward-sloping roofs to collect rainwater instantly into the central yard. Whole, every design alternative and supplies alternative was made with an eye fixed mounted for monetary system, sturdiness, and conservation.
Vitality and Connection—The simple sorts and palette of the house allow the wild vitality of the meadow and the change of seasons to stipulate the primary experience of place.
Merely as pathways and areas of repose have found a home throughout the Meadow, the house seeks that exact same sense of connection, not as an imitation, nevertheless as a mediator that will heighten consciousness and reverence for all that it affords.
Belonging every to the neighborhood of neighborhood streets and houses and equally to the meadow itself, it’s hoped that the Meadow House will in all probability be a gathering place that will help to assemble a stronger group and stewardship of this uncommon treasure and irreplaceable helpful useful resource.