SEATTLE | USA
In a relatively densely built-up district of Seattle, a detached house was to be built that would offer its inhabitants the maximum possible space and freedom – in spite of its proximity to neighbouring buildings. The architects achieved just that with juxtaposed structures. Protected outside areas were created both above and below the offset levels, offering plenty of space for the family‘s leisure activities.
The kitchen as the centre of the home – that was something the whole family wanted. So there is no living space in the traditional sense in the Madrona house, simply causally positioned seating in a range of niches. The open-plan kitchen is at the top of the stairs on the first floor and opens up to the outside with floor-to-ceiling windows.