Buisson Residence

Buisson Residence. Situated on a grass knoll and commanding views of Lake Anna in central Virginia, the house emerges as a long, white painted brick wall with a copper clad volume cantilevered above the wall.
Buisson Residence, Lake Anna in central Virginia

The primary organizational elements are two “L” shaped brick walls connected by a glass enclosed bridge. Mahogany clad walls combine with the smaller “L” to provide a service volume while glass walls combine with the larger “L” to create the primary living spaces and to provide southern and western views toward the lake. The experience of arrival and the wall are intertwined as the wall establishes a threshold between the pine forest and views toward the lake. Entrance to the house is thru the wall and into a space that divides the program of the house into public and private realms. 

Buisson Residence, Lake Anna in central Virginia


The entry, living and sleeping spaces are arranged linearly to maximize lake views and to take advantage of the southern exposure. Large overhangs and sensored motorized shades combine to limit heat gain during the summer while allowing the sun to penetrate deep into the interior during the winter. 
Buisson Residence, Lake Anna in central Virginia


The second floor roof and exterior walls are wrapped in copper with fully glazed east and west walls inset from the ends of the copper volume. A single, large punctuation in the southern copper clad fa├žade allows views from a second floor office. The sloping roof and canted front wall are designed to deflect fierce north wind and shed water from intense storms. 
Buisson Residence, Lake Anna in central Virginia

Country: United States
State: Virginia
City: Lake Anna
Architectural style: Modern
Construction year: 2008
Gross External Area: 618.00 m2

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