David Jameson Retrospective

residential architect November-December 2010 ra50 david jameson architect

residential architect 2011 rada Tea House, Bethesda, Md. Outbuilding / Grand

A 4-inch-thick wood entry door welcomes visitors to the pavilion, used as a tea house, meditation room, and stage for family musical performances.

Bamboo stands and a truss canopy create a sense of journey to the entryway.

The floor is made from the exposed end blocks of vertical-grain Douglas fir. The ceiling folds down in the middle, like a dreidel, and echoes the steel cross-bracing.

Jameson thinks of the tea house as a ghost structure: you occupy space inside the floating steel frame.

A folded steel origami stair is suspended in a poured concrete plinth.

Circuitous stepping stones set up a procession experience symbolic of cleansing the mind.

The patterned cherry ceiling evokes an abstracted tatami mat.

A computer area occupies a niche on axis with the glass entry node.

The smooth opalescence of Corian casework in the kitchen, mudroom, and bath is a textural counterpoint to the white brick and plaster.

Removing all the interior walls revealed floor-to-ceiling window openings that couldnt be experienced in the original plan.

The skylight-encircled chimney stands as an obelisk.

The glassy living spaces open to a full-length deck.

Site plan for the project.

The ground floor features dark radiant-heated Ardex expoxy floors.

A series of Miesian boxes fill the interior spaces with natural light.

An exterior view of the house.

David Jameson uses storefronts as instruments of light, but he also uses windows as "lenses to the landscape" that edit views of passing vehicles.

The ebony or zebra wood casework floats off the ground and "is thought of as a more animated element," architect David Jameson says.

In contrast to the first floor, the second level of the home features light-colored wood floors and cabinets. The master bathroom vanity uses a limestone top.

The glass volumes are oriented toward the North light, and lush tree coverage prevents heat gain.

Despite having dark cabinets, the kitchen draws light from the adjacent double-heigh space and its clerestory windows.

Glass panels in the great room capture the northern light and leafy backyard views.

The upstairs balcony bridges the master bedroom and the children’s bedrooms.

Gabled and curved roofs slide past each other, creating an abstract composition and reflecting the division of public and private space.

At dusk, the etched glass-enclosed shower becomes an oversized outdoor lantern.

The concrete plinths and minimally pitched shed roofs are typical of local agricultural buildings.

The Hooper’s Island Residence’s floor plan.

The project’s site plan.

residential architect 2007 RADA btr, bethesda, md. custom / more than 3,500 square feet / merit

Inside, ribbon-strip African mahogany kitchen cabinets float within the light-filled space.

CUSTOM HOME 2007 CHDA Potomac, Md., Residence Custom Bath / Merit Award

A ceiling of CNC-machined mahogany blocks lends a sense of order to an angular and asymmetrical living area.

Architect David Jameson made a compact, efficient floor plan seem more spacious by injecting a shot of vertical volume into both the living room and the covered patio.

CUSTOM HOME November-December 2009 Last Detail Higher Ground

The interiors move directly into the 21st century, however, with large glass expanses and flexible, open spaces.

CUSTOM HOME 2003 CHDA Chevy Chase, Md., Residence Custom Renovation / Merit Award

A view of 8850 La Palma Avenue's public face, showing its scale in comparison to that of the nearby residential neighborhood.

2003 - The Miller|Hull Partnership Located in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, Miller /Hull's designs have been identified as representing the next generation of regional modernism, also known as the "Northwest Style."

The top-floor master bedroom opens onto a rooftop deck. Two floors below, a sheltered outdoor space tunnels through the building, joining its private and public sides.

The top-fl oor master bedroomopens onto a rooftop deck.Two fl oors below, a shelteredoutdoor space tunnels throughthe building, joining its privateand public sides (bottom left).Bath cabinets are faced inzebrawood veneer (bottom right).

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