The Glenbrook Residence was designed by Architect David Jameson and is located in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. The building is composed of three volumes that vary in function. According to the architects, “two stone structures surround a glass pavilion within a wooded landscape in Bethesda. The concept for the Glenbrook residence was to create three distinct structures: one for the most public programs (entry space, garage and guest bedrooms), one for the most private living programs and one where “public” and private can co-exist. Each space has an outdoor terrace or some special connection to the site while the roof of the glass pavilion folds beyond one’s cone of vision to create the feeling of being outside. The building is made of all natural materials with a 100-year lifespan and features an underground spring-fed water furnace HVAC system“. Do you find this new residence appealing or too intruding for the natural space it is integrated in? [Photography by Paul Warchol]
The best architects can create designs which will give clients and the public things they didn’t even realise they wanted, and this is especially important when architects are given the difficult brief of creating structures in much-loved, iconic areas.
Inside the school, a wall made of cross-laminated timber separates classrooms from the main corridor, providing a space for storage and study. With very little to work with, the architects have managed to create a building that is much more than just the sum of all of its parts