ANNA MARIA RESIDENCE

ANNA MARIA RESIDENCE

Claire and Evi are viewed in the pool window of the Nainar Residence on Anna Maria Island.  The exterior of the elevated pool is finished with rugged stone veneer to ground the house to the site while the third floor master bedroom floats above to shade the pool deck and stretch the house to the view of the Gulf of Mexico.  

PHILIPPI CREEK RESIDENCE

PHILIPPI CREEK RESIDENCE

The residence sits on the banks of Philippi Creek in on a triangular shaped lot. The expansive design takes full advantage of Florida’s agreeable climate. The living room wing, bedroom wing, and detached garage together form a private courtyard around the pool shielding the owners from both the street and the public waterway. The living room wing runs along the creek and opens to the long views over the small body of water. An exterior shaded gallery is part of the entry sequence and is on axis with a grand oak on the river’s bank. The office and guest room are reached along the courtyard and connected to the house by the gallery. A west facing balcony perched over the entrance offers a viewing platform to catch views of the setting sun and to reconnect with the neighborhood.

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SEMINOLE RESIDENCE

SEMINOLE RESIDENCE

With generous overhangs, shaded terraces, operable systems, and solar cells, the house embraces Sarasota’s subtropical latitude as it opens to the rear courtyard. The tall, thin and narrow main house is oriented east to west. On the entire length of the house, the roof overhangs 16 feet, shading the yard and creating a cooler microclimate around the pool. The space under the overhanging roof serves as a verandah mediating the climate.

The overhang is created by light steel trusses from which a balcony is suspended. A continuous clerestory runs between the trusses. The entry is through a smaller court recessed in the south elevation. The entry court is shaded by translucent photovoltaic panels.

DONNELLY RESIDENCE

DONNELLY RESIDENCE

The condominium is on the 15th floor of Siesta Key’s Terrace Building, originally designed in 1969 by Frank Folsom Smith. Two corner units were combined into a single condo. All interior partitions were removed. The ceiling finish was stripped to expose the concrete formwork. The bathrooms, storage, and kitchen are laid out in a wood-clad central core. The windows were replaced by a series of 7-panel bi-fold glass doors that open out from the structural corners. A custom steel desk was designed to span between existing columns.

The master bedroom faces the city while the living space faces the Gulf and the beach. Ten foot wide steel and wood folding partitions allow the owner to transform the space and to isolate the office from either the living or the master. The partitions fold back into the wood core to reconnect the private suite with the rest of the unit to form one continuous space. The master bath borrows light from an adjoining space through a window with a switchable electric film. Speakers, vents and air return are all accommodated through discrete cuts and perforations in the wood veneer.

BAYSHORE RESIDENCE

BAYSHORE RESIDENCE

The house is located on the shores of Tampa Bay. On the bay side, the roof extends 30 feet beyond the conditioned enclosure. The roof is held on one side by a pair of exposed concrete columns aligned with the existing dock. The large overhanging plane folds down to become a wing wall, shielding a power plant from view. The concrete columns, the roof, and the wing wall all taper towards the desired view.

Three linear openings including a skylight over the double height living space are cut into to roof and the wing wall. They provide framed views of the sky and reinforce the orientation toward the Bay. All of the private spaces are arranged around the double height volume of the living and dining room. The living is sunken 24”. This allows for a slight spatial separation between the living and the dining and between the living terrace and the master bedroom terrace.

GUBERMAN-KENNEDY RESIDENCE

GUBERMAN-KENNEDY RESIDENCE

The small 50 foot wide site is one house removed from the Gulf of Mexico. A larger residence directly to the West obstructs the view to the Gulf. With careful edits, the design takes advantage of two view corridors through the setbacks of neighboring lots. The living room looks through a gap on to the northwest, while the kitchen enjoys the southwest view corridor. These views correspond respectively to the summer and winter sunsets. The beach can be reached by means of a private beach access between neighboring properties. The house is divided into two wings. The main living quarters is on the second floor to take full advantage of the views. The ground floor accommodates the guest bedrooms, a small guest living, and the foyer.

The two wings are connected by a courtyard and a two story exposed concrete wall along the main stairs. The elevated wing spans over the small yard creating a shaded space between the courtyard and the beach access. The concrete wall extends from the entry stoop to the top of the stairs. A second exterior stair revolves around the small courtyard and leads to the roof terrace.

PHILIPPI CREEK RESIDENCE

PHILIPPI CREEK RESIDENCE

With generous overhangs, shaded terraces, operable systems, and solar cells, the house embraces Sarasota’s subtropical latitude as it opens to the rear courtyard. The tall, thin and narrow main house is oriented east to west. On the entire length of the house, the roof overhangs 16 feet, shading the yard and creating a cooler microclimate around the pool. The space under the overhanging roof serves as a verandah mediating the climate.

The overhang is created by light steel trusses from which a balcony is suspended. A continuous clerestory runs between the trusses. The entry is through a smaller court recessed in the south elevation. The entry court is shaded by translucent photovoltaic panels.

LIDO KEY ADDITION

LIDO KEY ADDITION

While the site has generous views of Sarasota Bay and of Otter’s Key, the existing house is separated from the water’s edge by a plinth and a screened-in pool. The renovation and addition opens the existing house and connects to Sarasota Bay with a new set of 12’ wide stairs carved out from the existing plinth. The addition adds a mezzanine level, an interior stair, and a dining wing as well as a generous shaded porch on the bay side.

A glass bridge extends through the width of the house from the existing entry foyer to transparent metal balcony on the bay side, pulling the inhabitant toward the shaded porch and the bay. A two story storage wall separates a stair leading to the mezzanine from the living space. Built-in white and glass bookcases for the storage and display of the owner’s colored glass collection are accessed from the glass bridge. The glass bridge is supported by an exposed steel structure. The main beam slices through the two story storage wall without touching it.

Sixteen feet of sliding doors pocket to open up the living to a new shaded porch on the water. The roof of the porch spans thirty feet over the elevated pool, framing long views over the bay, with only a delicate steel column holding its corner. The angle of the porch ceiling directs the view to the water and to the nearby mangrove island. Two cuts in the same roof turn the large porch into a three dimensional sundial. The sun reflects on the pool and bounces light back to the ceiling of this exterior volume.

SEMINOLE RESIDENCE

SEMINOLE RESIDENCE

With generous overhangs, shaded terraces, operable systems, and solar cells, the house embraces Sarasota’s subtropical latitude as it opens to the rear courtyard. The tall, thin and narrow main house is oriented east to west. On the entire length of the house, the roof overhangs 16 feet, shading the yard and creating a cooler microclimate around the pool. The space under the overhanging roof serves as a verandah mediating the climate.

The overhang is created by light steel trusses from which a balcony is suspended. A continuous clerestory runs between the trusses. The entry is through a smaller court recessed in the south elevation. The entry court is shaded by translucent photovoltaic panels.

VANGUARD LOFTS

VANGUARD LOFTS

The six unit housing project in Sarasota’s Rosemary District is designed to foster social interaction by taking full advantage of a variety of private and shared exterior spaces. All living spaces extend to the exterior with terraces and yards. The amenities include a gym, a conference room, and a shared rooftop terrace. The mixture of materials and volumes on the façades breaks down the scale while clearly articulating and identifying the various units.

The paths to the amenities are planned to maximize chance interaction between neighbors while providing clear privacy and ownership. A courtyard is created between the enclosed garages and the housing structure offering a sense of place in a neighborhood on the edge of the downtown core. All units open to the north facing courtyard through either a yard or multiple terraces.

Three garden units are connected to 4th street with private office spaces and can be used as live-work lofts. They are raised 5 steps over the public realm to offer residents the high ground over the sidewalk. These ground floor apartments step back down to a private yard creating 13 foot high ceilings over the living space.

Three larger townhouses are planned over the garden units. The townhouses are each served by five balconies that extend the unit out to views of both the courtyard and the city. The three story townhouses are designed with double height living space, an office mezzanine, and a roof terrace overlooking the city of Sarasota. The terraces have varying degrees of privacy from a social balcony off of the dining room to a private roof terrace off of the media room. A three story space connects the living room to the roof top terrace above.

USF GRAPHICSTUDIO

USF GRAPHICSTUDIO

Graphicstudio is a university-based workshop engaged in a unique experiment in art and education. The design center’s philosophy of providing artists with the freedom to experiment and pursue new directions to advance their practice, matched with an exceptionally talented faculty and staff, has attracted world-renowned contemporary artists to the University of South Florida (USF) campus in Tampa. Their collaborative projects have produced print editions and multiples at the forefront of contemporary art under the leadership of Professor Margaret A. Miller. The design for their new campus facilities takes advantage of the views to a pond lined with cypress trees and live oaks. The glazed lofty studios all look upon the restful scene. The office wing and support spaces form a narrow wing shielding the gallery from the surface parking. The gallery occupies a dynamic three story atrium space between the two wings that serves as circulation to the various occupants.

RISDON ON 5TH

RISDON ON 5TH

The mixed-use housing project consists of twenty-two residential units over six retail spaces. The units interlock into one another in both plan and section creating a variety of unit types. The project is a combination of six one story 2 bedroom condos with double height living space; six two story 3 bedroom units with office mezzanine overlooking the living below; four penthouses of varying sizes; and six 700sf one bedroom condominiums over the parking. The diversity of sizes will ensure that an equally diverse community of residents with varying income levels, age, and backgrounds will occupy the structure. The smaller units may be purchased by young professionals or empty nesters, while families could comfortably reside in the larger units.

The circulation strategy of combining walk-up units and single loaded corridors offers each unit access to light and views from both the North and the South façades. The three separate stairs of the main building are only connected on the fifth floor. Each condo has a sectional quality conferred by a loft space over its main living area. The lowest unit is laid out on one floor, but has a double height volume on the street. All upper units have their living spaces facing south to gain views of downtown and of the Sarasota Bay.

Generous terraces extend all units to the outdoors. The terraces are large enough to accommodate a variety of furniture pieces for the residents to assign a function to the terrace. A pool terrace on the roof is accessible to each resident. A canopy running the entire length of the south façade provides shade and visually unifies the structure. The same elevated canopy over the pool creates a large outdoor community room to the scale of the community it serves.

USF GRAPHICSTUDIO

USF GRAPHICSTUDIO

Graphicstudio is a university-based workshop engaged in a unique experiment in art and education. The design center’s philosophy of providing artists with the freedom to experiment and pursue new directions to advance their practice, matched with an exceptionally talented faculty and staff, has attracted world-renowned contemporary artists to the University of South Florida (USF) campus in Tampa. Their collaborative projects have produced print editions and multiples at the forefront of contemporary art under the leadership of Professor Margaret A. Miller. The design for their new campus facilities takes advantage of the views to a pond lined with cypress trees and live oaks. The glazed lofty studios all look upon the restful scene. The office wing and support spaces form a narrow wing shielding the gallery from the surface parking. The gallery occupies a dynamic three story atrium space between the two wings that serves as circulation to the various occupants.

ART CENTER PROPOSAL

ART CENTER PROPOSAL

The rendering depicts a dramatic sheltered Arts Plaza that opens up to a new neighborhood. This civic space intended for public events is shaded by the art studios overhead. On the far corner of the site is an opening that connects the center with the Riverwalk. A public park offering informal seating shaded under a grove of trees slopes towards the entry plaza and the cultural activities of the site. A single entry greets members from all corners of the site, ensuring the overall connectivity of the project to the city and the success of the center as a civic plaza.

ART CENTER PROPOSAL

ART CENTER PROPOSAL

The rendering depicts a dramatic sheltered Arts Plaza that opens up to a new neighborhood. This civic space intended for public events is shaded by the art studios overhead. On the far corner of the site is an opening that connects the center with the Riverwalk. A public park offering informal seating shaded under a grove of trees slopes towards the entry plaza and the cultural activities of the site. A single entry greets members from all corners of the site, ensuring the overall connectivity of the project to the city and the success of the center as a civic plaza.

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