The Nexus Residence can be a good inspiration of a compact house for small and young family because this contemporary building is created beautifully by Johnsen-Scmaling Architects. This is the latest creation of this team and already successfully contested local preservation ordinance. This house occupies small area 2,000 square foot in University Heights in Madison, Wisconsin.
The house is going modern among the historic neighborhood: old Spanish Colonial home and Ely House that built in 1896. The house consists of two principal building blocks. There is a combination of brick and cedar-clad spaces tastefully nestled back on the lot. The brick podium carved into the site’s existing slope and cedar-clad spaces transforming into a cantilever. The public space like garage, support rooms, and open living space is situated in brick building.
The private spaces are located within the cedar-clad house. It contains baths, bedrooms, and small reading room. Open spaces are used for living hall, cooking, eating and sitting. There is a vertical joint between the two volume building blocks which has a glazed recess with a delicate steel canopy. In this area, a series of floor-to-ceiling windows is situated to offer the inhabitants and guests beautiful views of eclectic historical houses in the neighborhood.
Ref:Johnsen-Scmaling via chictip.