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30 April 2012
Next month, Studio Twenty Seven Architecture will present their Southwest book at the AIA National Convention. The firm's principals will lead a seminar on the findings and proposals of the study.
Today, in both a physical and psychological sense, Southwest is an area removed and isolated from the rest of the city's urban fabric. It is a palimpsest of Washington's political and economic winds, with a physical form defined by over 100 years of benign neglect and best intentions. Studio Twenty Seven Architecture believes that Southwest needs neither a new urban plan nor the wholesale resurrection of L'Enfant's original plan, but rather specific interventions to reconnect the quadrant to the rest of the city.
The seminar will open these ideas for discussion. The convention will be held May 17 - 19 in Washington, DC.
30 April 2012
Construction is two-thirds complete on the new home the studio is designing in Brookland. Framing and window installation are complete while the black concrete board rain screen exterior is now being applied. The views from the attic-level work studio are imposing and expansive of the neighborhood. The massing of the house is a clean and complementary take on the typical home found in this upper northeast Washington, DC neighborhood.