The exterior cladding for these volumes re-interprets traditional rooflines by streamlining trim, moldings, soffits, fascia and overhangs into a single, fluid profile.

Ipe wood boards meet at the curved corner like the prow of a yacht, flaring outward to provide overhangs above the windows and doors.

On the wedge-shaped 3-car garage, the Ipe boards approach the non-square corner at two different angles, each parallel to the lines at which curvature begins.  This allows the two facades to curl outward at different rates but maintain seam alignment at the corner as the two ruled surfaces intersect.



Program:  Residential Addition + Garage
Location:  Chestnut Hill, Newton, MA
Project Team:  I. Kanda, S. Hien, S. Chun
GC:  Brite Builders
Structural:  Structural Integrity
Photography:  Matt Delphenich