Nebo Home / Fuller/Overby Structure
Textual content description offered by the architects. The home is conceived as a layered, volumetric foreground to distant mountain formations splayed throughout the panorama. Set throughout the foothills of the Appalachian vary, the location is lengthy and slim with a dramatic slope right down to a lake. Two retaining partitions are minimize diagonally throughout the plot, forming a duo of earthwork courts carved out from the steep slope. A cluster of eight volumes, every loosely housing a element of the home program, is ready alongside the retaining backbone of the decrease court docket, framing the lake and mountains past.
The primary flooring of the home is embedded into the hillside with views oriented outward to the lake—southern mild filters in from clerestory home windows above. The sunken day-to-day areas are surrounded by earth on three sides, permitting thermal mass to exchange a good portion of the usually required heating and cooling load. Strategically positioned operable home windows for pure airflow and a warmth pump mechanical system are accompanied by high-performance glazing, insulation, home equipment, and LED lighting to cut back the consumer’s power utilization by half as in comparison with their earlier native residence.
Designed because the everlasting residence for a retired couple with household close by, the areas are scaled to be intimate for a duo whereas additionally offering for infrequent gatherings and bigger celebrations. All every day applications exist on the decrease flooring with a central courtyard, conceived as an out of doors room, which splits the first program into two wings. To the East of the courtyard are social areas and to the West is a personal sleeping and bathing suite—Day and Night time.
A corridor that acts as a mechanical and structural backbone alongside the rear retaining wall connects the personal and public areas. The bigger, public zones of the inside radiate outward from the courtyard and steadily break up into extra intimate niches across the periphery that present semi-private moments throughout the open dwelling areas. A sculpted cantilever staircase slices upward to the entry and visitor rooms above, forming a steady three-dimensional void capped by a skylight at its peak.
Above grade, the home seems as a cluster of small pavilions alongside the hillside. Every pavilion is formed to border views of the exterior panorama and amplify the shifting tones of pure mild inside. The types of the roof ship water to inner gutters which terminate in massive tapered scuppers marking the joints between every quantity.
The darkish charred cypress cladding reinforces the massing of the pavilions as opaque volumes set alongside the encircling timber, whereas the patinaed zinc roof resonates with the gray-green of the lake. At thresholds and entry factors, concave inflections lined with brushed, amber-hued cypress are carved out of the volumes. Because the solar travels from the Day facet of the home to the Nightside, its look shifts from a gathering of textured volumes to a flattened silhouette towards the distant panorama.