Pb Elemental's newest house project in Queen Anne (remember the last one we blogged about?) took us a second to get our minds wrapped around it: the walls in the main living space are made almost completely out of translucent polycarbonate sheets, allowing light to come through in large quantity without sacrificing privacy (interior pics after the jump).
The use of the polycarbonate sheets prompted us to really think about the function of windows in our homes — prospect, or the view; light, air circulation and temperature regulation. Most of us rely on the humble window to perform of all of these functions, but PC-1 addresses the thought that perhaps the window is overworked. Unobstructed views of the outside are free to be placed solely where the view is best, without being yoked to the other needs.
However, all the changes in the light due to the weather would soak this house, and those of us familiar with Seattle know that sometimes that grey light, while light nonetheless, can be a bit depressing. We imagine being in this house on one of those days would be like sitting inside of a storm cloud.
• Pb Elemental's website
• Sterling Residence, The Stranger: 3.13.08
• Pb Elemental
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