Envelope is a project guided by three key components. First, the project is located within a complex zoning ordinance overlay called PD 193. Second, the program called for a building requiring little or no maintenance. Third, the program also offered a limited construction budget.

In order to manage the complexities of PD 193, every aspect and nuance of the lengthy document was explored. As a result, the building pushes at the envelope allowed by the ordinance and it’s exceptions. In a sense, the building becomes a description of the ordinance itself.

The materials and construction type allow the building to express itself honestly while requiring minimal long-term maintenance.

Repetition of building systems and a limited number of construction trades allowed the costs of the project to be kept low without sacrificing craftsmanship.

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Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Metal Siding Material, and Brick Siding Material. Photo  of Envelope
Modern home with Exterior, Brick Siding Material, House Building Type, Metal Siding Material, and Flat RoofLine. Photo 2 of Envelope
Modern home with Exterior, Metal Siding Material, House Building Type, Brick Siding Material, and Flat RoofLine. Photo 3 of Envelope
Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Brick Siding Material, Metal Siding Material, and Flat RoofLine. Photo 4 of Envelope
Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Brick Siding Material, Metal Siding Material, and Flat RoofLine. Photo 5 of Envelope
Modern home with Staircase, Wood Tread, and Metal Railing. Photo 6 of Envelope
Modern home with Dining Room, Chair, Table, Bar, Ceiling Lighting, Recessed Lighting, and Light Hardwood Floor. Photo 7 of Envelope
Modern home with Living Room, Chair, Sofa, Sectional, End Tables, Coffee Tables, Ceiling Lighting, Recessed Lighting, and Light Hardwood Floor. Photo 8 of Envelope
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Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Metal Siding Material, Brick Siding Material, and Flat RoofLine. Photo 11 of Envelope
Builder
  • Fairfax Developes
Photographer
  • Jason Franzen

Overview

Bedrooms
  • 2
  • Full Baths
  • 2
  • Partial Baths
  • 1
  • Structure
  • House (Multi Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2003