thomas phifer and partners: madison house, wisconsin thomas phifer and partners: madison house, wisconsin
mar 31, 2013

thomas phifer and partners: madison house, wisconsin

‘madison house’ by thomas phifer and partners, madison, wisconsin, united statesall images courtesy of thomas phifer and partners

 

 

 

designed by new york-based practice thomas phifer and partners, the ‘madison house’ is single level structure located in a wooded area outside wisconsin’s capital city. the residence is arranged around a continual english-bond brick wall, which weaves in and around the existing trees on site. the solid earth-tone masonry ribbon possesses convex and concave characteristics that create pockets of introverted space or spans as a backdrop to the vegetative forefront.  the homogeneity of the wall is periodically interrupted by slivers of reflective glass that mirror fragments of the opposing landscape, at times presenting a reflection of green, at others casting opposing segments of the structure. the interior is organized into four major organic spheres with views to the outside, connected by a winding open corridor.

mirrors are placed along the residence’s sinuous and continual brick wall

 

 

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thomas phifer and partners: madison house, wisconsincurving brick walls

 

 

project info:

 

location: madison, wisconsinyears: 2011-presentclient: privatesize: 2900 sfproject team: thomas phifer, eric richey, john bassett, anja turowskiarchitect: thomas phifer and partnersstructural engineer: skidmore, owings & merrillgeotechnical engineer: nummelin testing servicesgeneral contractor: poulsen enterprises

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