Helen Street House by mw I works architecture & design
Helen Street located in Seattle (United States) is an award winning project designed by mw I works architecture & design, the architects won AIA Honor Awards for Washington and 2014 Merit Award for the design.
The owners of the home who before taking on the design with the architects were looking for a mix of rural with a touch of city’s vibrant nature. The house design would mix their way of living into a smaller footprint specifically shaped to their every day life. Initial project discussions focused on a simple modern structure with a quiet palette constructed on a modest budget. The house is designed to be open and light filled however it also provides privacy. Furthermore, the owners looked for a quiet design integrated with landscape that would create a genuine calmness in the household. The idea grew from this step, drawing variety from the chances and borders of an urban escape. A courtyard in the center of the site manages to provide light and private outdoor area deeper into the lot plays the role of an organizational spot. In the end the design is simple however it provides a backdrop to the landscape and the lifestyle of its owners.
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