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Updating the Monopoly House Typology

Process—————11 September 2014

This new house is located on a suburban block surrounded by post-war "Monopoly" houses - those ubiquitous free-standing dwellings seemingly modeled on the little green plastic starter houses found in a Monopoly game. The owners wished to replace their Monopoly house with something equally functional but more modern and a bit larger; but something that still said "House," emphatically. Studio Twenty Seven's design updates the Monopoly house by simplifying and reemphasizing the stereotypical gable-roofed profile. This reduces the perceived volume of the house, yet, at 2,400 square feet, it is significantly larger than its neighbors. Orienting the gable side of the house with the street allows the house axis to extend deeper into the rear of the site. The layout, volumes, and tectonics are high-end residential, but to keep costs down the home was designed to be built with builder-grade detailing and common materials. 

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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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