9 May 2013
Studio Twenty Seven Architecture completed a major addition and renovation to this small suburban home. The new home is reoriented to take advantage of the landscape, natural daylight, and wind patterns. The new home employs geothermal heating and cooling and is constructed of reclaimed, recycled, and rapidly renewable materials.
8 May 2013
This installation explores the research and design proposals in Studio Twenty Seven Architecture's recent publication Southwest: (A)Mending L'Enfant's Plan
. The Studio delves into Southwest's history as a site of urban experimentation and projects a vision of its future. Redevelopment of Southwest requires thoughtful consideration of forces of change that are just becoming apparent. Our research and exploration is a process intended to encourage all stakeholders in Southwest and the District to reconsider old grand plans and question the many different visions for the future. Our propositions are not discrete objects, like the city itself they will continue to change, update, and re-frame.
We invite you to explore our installation at Filter Coffeehouse (Foggy Bottom) and engage in our ongoing conversation about Washington, DC's urban evolution.
18 March 2013
Changing demographics in the Washington, DC metro area mean changing paradigms for multi-unit housing. This study model explores how individual two story housing units can be arranged on a site to create shared common areas of various degrees of privacy. While the efficiencies of this approach have been well known since Le Corbusier's Unite' d'Habitation was built in the 1940s, this design can also help strengthen a sense of community. The shared common areas provide additional opportunities for residents to meet and interact with their neighbors. Studio Twenty Seven Architecture has been approached by an innovative developer currently studying this approach as a means to provide more attractive and affordable dwelling units than those currently found in the region.
13 March 2013
The date is April 26, the time 6:00pm - 10:00pm, and the place, 1916 Eye Street NW. Filter Coffeehouse will graciously host the opening reception of an exhibition on Southwest DC by Studio Twenty Seven Architecture. There will be food, drink, porcelain milk creamers shaped like southwest housing prototypes and the City's best coffee, of course. What else is there to say? It's a party.
13 March 2013
Studio Twenty Seven Architecture is helping to convert a Falls Church, Virginia warehouse, owned by Monarc Construction, into a child care facility for nonprofit, community-based health agency Easter Seals. Permit drawings will be filed next week and Monarc will start construction this spring.
5 March 2013
In October, construction started on the La Casa Supportive Housing building in Columbia Heights. This past week evacuation for the basement was completed and there is now nowhere to go but up! This morning, the formwork for the tower crane pad was erected and readied for tomorrow's pour. The adjacent buildings have been underpinned and stabilized. The scaffolding over the entrance to the adjacent building will protect pedestrians during La Casa's construction. Activities will move quickly now as the concrete contractor mobilizes and begins work. In four months, the building will top out.
28 February 2013
This sustainable home was tested to deliver energy efficiency savings of more than 30% as compared to a typical new home. In addition, critical design features, from systems to patterns of living, were incorporated into the design to reduce impurities and continually purify the indoor air. An energy use comparison follows:
20 February 2013
Mark it on your calendars - Todd will be part of a three-part lecture series sponsored by the DC Preservation League titled "Shaping Southwest: Understanding the Past and Envisioning the Future." Part I takes place from 6:00pm-8:00pm on Tuesday, February 26.
20 February 2013
Studio Twenty Seven earned a 2012 Award of Merit in Interior Architecture for our work on the Design Army HQ from the Washington, DC chapter of the AIA. An exhibition featuring all winning entries, as well as a discussion panel, will take place at the District Architecture Center's Sigal Gallery on Thursday, March 7, beginning at 6:30pm.
23 January 2013
Studio Twenty Seven Architecture was awarded the renovation and expansion of the first KIPP DC Campus in Northeast DC, which will be located in Ward 5. KIPP DC plans to open this new school at the site in 2013, beginning with a pre-kindergarten and kindergarten program. The new facility is being planned to serve more than 1,000 students through 8th grade.
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