A Library in Transition


Urban Retreat:
Residence and Studio
The Urban Retreat is a single family home and architecture studio in Paris' 18th arrondissement.  This project emphasized every step of the construction process, from designing a structural system to detailing connections and materials.

The concept for my design was that of a natural getaway in the center of a city.  By creating a structural grid I was able to move the circulation and services of the home to the sides, allowing for a more open floor plan.  The use of large windows on the free facades allow for day lighting and natural ventilation, while the wooden screens provide privacy along the street.
Architecture 374
Architect Jean-Brice Viaud
Spring  2005
Study Abroad Program Versailles, France
Urban Infill
Espace Polyvalent

Assorted Sketches