No. 218 . 17 November 2004 
ArchitectureWeek
ArchWeek Image ArchWeek Image

Respectful Remodel

by ArchitectureWeek

In an era when the fabric of traditional neighborhoods is being torn routinely as grotesquely oversized houses are squeezed into normal-sized lots, at least one firm in Maryland is doing it differently. GTM Architects renovated and expanded the home of firm founder George Myers, and in its detailing showed respect for the century-old neighborhood.

Although the "new" house is much larger than the original, the historically detailed expansion is tastefully tucked into its site without imposing on the local ambience. "We are finding that a significant trend in modern residential home design," says Myers, "is an expansion that masks the actual size of the addition."

GTM has completed numerous renovations to the traditionally styled 1930s-era houses that are common in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. The firm is developing strategies to expand these old houses in ways that preserve the original charm of the exterior and the neighborhood.   >>>

Continue...

Departments   ·   News   ·   Design   ·   Building   ·   Design Tools   ·   Environment   ·   Culture

 

ArchitectureWeek Daily Headlines

IN THIS ISSUE
   Contents
Design
Respectful Remodel
Culture
Schools Our Kids Would Build

AND MORE
  Current Contents
  People & Places
  Blog Center
  Book Center
  Download Center
  New Products
  Products Guide
  Classic Home
  Calendar
  Competitions
  Conferences
  Events & Exhibits
  Architecture Forum
  Architects Directory
  Topics Library
  Complete Archive
  Web Directory
  About ArchWeek
  Search
  Subscribe & Contribute
  Free Newsletters
   

 
QUIZ
 
NEXT WEEK
Send this to a friend       Subscribe       Contribute       Media Kit       Privacy       Comments Next Page >
GREAT BUILDINGS   |   DISCUSSION   |   COMMUNITY   |   NEW BOOKS   |   FREE 3D   |   SEARCH
http://www.ArchitectureWeek.com/2004/1117/index.html
© 2004 Artifice, Inc. - All Rights Reserved