Townhouse and Garden

University of Washington, Architecture Studio

These images illustrate a study of the relationships among the entry space, main façade and entry sequence of a twenty foot wide urban townhouse development. The concept starts with the contrast or tension between the architectural order and the less stable garden. The perimeter stone wall of the enclosed patio seemingly breaks away at the corner, allowing the constrained garden to escape and flow toward the street. Along the garden’s edge, a bucolic path steps its way through an open patio, then on to the streetscape. This gateway at the sidewalk level is on axis with the ordered façade of the house, accentuating the movement of this organic entry sequence.