New Contemporary Rain Porch Home in Florence, SC

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A contemporary home we designed is coming out of the ground in Florence, SC.  It is for two doctors and we have designed an updated “rain porch” home.  This is a unique architectural style from the Pee Dee Region where the home is being built.  For the porches on these homes the columns go from the ground to the roof and the porch is pulled back from these so the edges of the porch don’t get wet during a storm.  Therefore the name “Rain Porch” home.  The home is being built by Jody Lane and ReMark Studio is the landscape architects on the job.

 

Rear of home showing large rear porches and retention pond.

 

View of front from the street. Close up of the front “rain porch”

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Happy Easter and Happy 130th Birthday to Mies Van Der Rohe

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This is the father of modernism Mies Van Der Rohe’s 130 birthday.  Here is the Farnsworth home built in 1945 about an hour outside of Chicago in Plano, IL.  It is a iconic piece of American residential architecture. He raised the house to catch views of the Fox River.  Due the fact it is so close to the river it has been flooded a couple of times.  Studies are underway to create an unobtrusive way to lift it when a flood occurs.

Front or River view of the house

Front or River view of the house

Entry showing floating front porch

Entry showing floating front porch

First view of the Farnsworth House approaching from the visitor's center.

First view of the Farnsworth House approaching from the visitor’s center.

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Happy 108th birthday to Charles Eames, Jr.

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Charles and his wife and collaborator Ray Eames are considered one of the most important American designers of the 20th Century.  The Eames chair (pictured here) is a classic design that is still popular and in production.  He made modernism acceptable to non-elite Americans.  His driving principal was a life made better through design and technology.Unknown

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Contemporary Home Design for Kiawah Island, SC

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Ocean View from South East

Here is the street elevation showing the glass hyphens to break up the mass with bronze windows.

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Happy 113th Birthday to modernist architect Louis Kahn

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Salk Institute

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Happy 106th Birthday to Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer

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Niterói Contemporary Museum of Art

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