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Rincon Bates wins “National Project of the Year” by Remodeling Magazine

Awards—————1 September 2010

The Rincon|Bates Residence, a renovation of a rowhouse on Capitol Hill, has received Remodeling Magazine’s Project of the Year!  Working with a wonderful client, the project furthers Studio Twenty Seven Architecture’s exploration of sustainable urban residential design. The original 1906 house represents the archetypical single-family dwelling in the city. The house had been renovated in the early 1970’s, but the interior space remained a series of compartmentally programmed rooms.

The owners of this project approached Studio Twenty Seven Architecture with requests for a re-configuration of the existing circulation pattern and thoughtful consideration for the ecological impact of the project. The Architects’ strategy displaced the dark, musty interior with a sense of openness, both in plan and section, to create a more implicit series of relationships between traditionally separated hierarchical programs.  

Studio Twenty Seven Architecture removed a section of the second level floor joists to carve a void through the middle of the house over the dining room, enabling shared light between all spaces, and introduced operable skylights to create a stack effect that controls ventilation.  The second floor is divided into two bedroom suites, connected by a tubular steel and glass bridge.  Energy and water consumption are minimized through the use of tank less gas-powered water heaters, new low-E glass windows and doors, bio-based insulation, low-flow plumbing fixtures and dual-flush wall-hung toilets.  All interior finishes are domestically resourced recycled and formaldehyde-free to improve indoor air quality. 

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