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Optimizing the House on the Hillside

Process—————26 July 2013

Progress continues on Studio Twenty Seven's latest single-family residence. The Hillside House has been an opportunity to explore contrasting desires for both prospect and refuge. Perched on the crest of a gently sloping fold of the Maryland landscape, this residence opens to wide views of distant farmland pastures. The house massing consists of two blocks organized to form an 'L' which delineates the edges of an interior courtyard and a pool. Opposite, a parking court tucks beneath the house. The blocks divide along the public and private needs of the home, with the public face of the home composed of alternating solids and voids, located for specific views beyond the site. The private areas of the home are contained with a window wall system which opens into a foreground of pool deck and courtyard with a middle and background of forest.
Our project team is now immersed in an energy modeling effort to optimize the mechanical system and minimize environmental impact. This is a practice of evaluating the exterior wall systems, roof system, and facade solar orientations. Our experience has shown that in the long run, redirecting construction investment to the exterior building shell upfront can have long-term positive impacts for both life-cycle costs and sustainability.

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New Office - Raleigh, North Carolina

2 November 2022

We are pleased to announce that we are expanding our business with a new Raleigh, North Carolina, office. To learn more about our expansion, check out more details on our website.

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We're Hiring

14 February 2022

Studio Twenty Seven Architecture is hiring an Architectural Physical Model Builder. A successful applicant would demonstrate the abilities listed below and have 0-5 years of experience. 

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Creating Cutting Edge Educational Design

21 September 2021

Creating cutting edge educational design for students and educators creates opportunities for uplifting and positive environments. The possibilities to engage students in pedagogically relevant and

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Newsletter, Fall 2021

24 August 2021

Discover what's new in our Studio; Adaptive reuse project in historic Southern Building, Benning Campus construction nearing completion, DC Housing Authority Judiciary House improvements, etc.

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DC's Eckington's Alethia Tanner Park Unveils at NoMA Park

10 August 2021

Formerly a fenced-off field, this two-acre plot of land, next to the Metropolitan Branch Trail just north of the New York Avenue Bridge, is an unexpectedly quiet reprieve from the hustle and bustle

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