impluvium house

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I’ve been fascinated with the impluvium for some time now – a large roughly cubic room with an inverted roof that is open to the sky at the center, an essential feature of the Roman domus house typology.  This project places a large impluvium at its center, with modern courtyards and bedrooms flaking it, and more traditionally-scaled living spaces at the entry.  Formal echoes of Irving Gill, H. H. Richardson, Richard Neutra, and Michael Graves abound.

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