Allen Residence

by Skiles Architect
Allen Residence Skiles Architect

Fayetteville is located in the Arkansas Ozarks and is home to the University of Arkansas, including the Fay Jones School of Architecture. One of the home owners is a Professor and Director of Graduate Studies for Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences, and used the home design and building process as an example in her Environmental Communications course.
The Allen residence is a two bedroom residence with carport and workshop on a small infill lot that incorporates environmentally aware construction methods, materials and passive solar design. Described as “Sustainable Modern” by its owners, this residence is characterized by two simple shed roofs at opposite slopes, separated by a narrow breezeway. The resulting wing like form stands dramatically on a narrow lot among quiet ranch homes in Fayetteville’s Historic District.
The owners asked for a design that was to be energy efficient and built with methods and materials that considered environmental impact. The home’s long south facing façade with a ribbon clerestory provides passive solar heating and three foot overhang minimizes summer heat gain. The minimal exterior palette of fiber cement board, galvalume and cedar slates has durability and potential for reuse. The project earned an Energy Star 5+ certification. Other features include geothermal heat pump with radiant concrete floors, SIP roof panels and a generous screen porch to block the west sun.
The cathedral ceilings, with exposed laminated beams and pine decking continue to the exterior porches to blur the line between inside and outside. The narrow footprint allows for natural light to permeate and enliven the interior.

Photos courtesy of Skiles Architect

Source: ArchDaily

  • Allen Residence Skiles Architect
  • Allen Residence Skiles Architect
  • Allen Residence Skiles Architect
  • Allen Residence Skiles Architect
  • Allen Residence Skiles Architect
  • Allen Residence Skiles Architect
  • Allen Residence Skiles Architect
  • Allen Residence Skiles Architect
  • Allen Residence Skiles Architect
  • Allen Residence Skiles Architect
  • Allen Residence Skiles Architect
  • Allen Residence Skiles Architect
  • Allen Residence Skiles Architect
  • Allen Residence Skiles Architect
  • Allen Residence Skiles Architect
  • Allen Residence Skiles Architect
  • Allen Residence Skiles Architect
  • Allen Residence Skiles Architect

Sponsor

Sponsor

  • Architectural Masterpiece

    Architectural Masterpiece

    This sophisticated home is located in Johannesburg, South Africa. It is elegant and comfortable, and makes use of a variety of decorative elements to create a harmonious whole. ...

  • Scandinavian Design: Vedbaek House

    Scandinavian Design: Vedb..

    The first thing we did was to tear down all the walls, only leaving the chimney, making the downstairs one big room. This gave space to the beautiful old stairs leading to the firs...

  • Cerro Místico

    Cerro Místico

    Located in Lavalleja, Uruguay, Cerro Místico is a small hotel designed by FDS Arquitectos. Surrounded by verdant rolling hills, the structure's rustic exterior feels like part of ...

  • Le 205

    Le 205

    Le 205 is a private home designed by ATELIER MODERNO. It is located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Photos courtesy of ATELIER MODERNO

  • Casa Navona

    Casa Navona

    Casa Navona is a private residence designed by JI STUDIO. It is located in Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico, and possesses a clear sequence of straight and harmonious forms that provides i...

  • Martin House

    Martin House

    In this house we always fled to make “a nice home”. I think Art is not better or worse for its beauty but the degree of emotion that arises. Beauty is something superficial and...

  • Acill Atem House

    Acill Atem House

    Thinking about the Palm Spings Kaufmann house designed by Richard Neutra about its adaptation to the horizontal landscape, we designed this project based on a linear trace: a light...

  • Clifton View 7

    Clifton View 7

    The clients brief was to completely strip out the double-level apartment and to re-configure the interior layout to accommodate four bedrooms, en-suite, a gym, entertainment cockta...

  • DIY Cable Organizer

    DIY Cable Organizer

    New York-based independent brand GeekCook has designed the DIY Cable Organizer. Inspired by the AT-AT walker of Star Wars, the cable organizer provides a clever solution to organiz...

  • Wood House

    Wood House

    Background, low impact no waste: During the last 25 years I have worked with and studied how the use of computers and software have affected architecture and the physical landscape...