In The Garden

Rockville, Maryland
Architect
  • Gardner Architects LLC
Landscape Design
  • Jane Leigh Luce
Builder
  • J&R Construction
Photographer
  • Jane Leigh Luce
  • Amy Gardner
Location
  • Rockville, Maryland
  • Inspired by the Azuchi-Momoyama and Edo periods in Japanese vernacular traditions, this porch sits in a landscape of gravel and stone "river beds" and lavish plantings. The porch is linked to the house by a bridge spanning one of the "river beds".

    The structure is a hybrid of current conventional timber framing, and the mortise-and-tenon inspired joinery of the Japanese precedents that guided the design.

    Metal framed "super screens' obviate the need for interstitial framing, and thereby highlighting the post-and-beam character of the porch.

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