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Church Street Residence

Division1 Architects

Dupont Circle, Washington, DC
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Site Size: 1,550 square feet

Project Size: 2,790 square feet

Program: The renovation of an early 20th century, three-story row house in the historic Dupont Circle neighborhood incorporates daylight and sustainable features into a flexible plan.

Solution: The architects gutted the interior to create an open plan for living, kitchen, and dining containers on the first floor. A large operable sliding door separates a bedroom at the rear of this level from the public spaces. The bedroom has a glazed wall that leads to a balcony. The dining and kitchen areas situated in a double height space are separated from a bedroom by a large sliding door.

Two bedrooms on the second floor are connected by a bridge that traverses the grand double height space, where a third floor office space leads to a roof deck. The basement level contains a second living area, with its own entrance, two bedrooms, bathroom, and a kitchen.

Structure and Materials: The architects clad the wood and steel frame with cement bonded particle board and aluminum panels. Sustainable features include passive cooling and ventilation, an internal gray water recycling system, and a photovoltaic system.

Division1 Architects
1401 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
202 789-4001

August 2012
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