Old Orchard by Blaze Makoid Architecture

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7s/7svii35w3qid8j9z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7s/7svii35w3qid8j9z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7s/7svii35w3qid8j9z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7s/7svii35w3qid8j9z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />One year after purchasing&nbsp;Old&nbsp;Orchard, the homeowners brought on Blaze Makoid to give the residence a complete redo. The original structure was configured as a linear, single story, glass and metal box with grade carved down to basement level at both ends.&nbsp;This provided below-grade access to a garage at one end and a small courtyard for two lower level bedrooms at the other.<br>
Blaze Makoid addressed a series of programmatic issues with architectural moments. The language of simple wood and glass elements offers a recognizable contrast to the aluminum skin of the existing building and begins to warm the material palette. A new wood ‘tube’ was added to bisect the main structure, creating an entry plinth a few steps above the existing floor and setting up a visual alignment with a new pool house structure across the property. The second and third elements occur at either end of the existing separated by small glass bridges.  The new home office spans and helps to screen the no...

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