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Buisson Residence, Lake Anna, Virginia, United States 
Tuesday 25 Nov 2008
 
Elegant simplicity 
 
copyright: Robert M. Gurney FAIA 
 
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Unnatural beauty of location calls for a modern simplicity to complement 

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

Large overhangs and sensored motorised shades combine to limit heat gain during the summer while allowing the sun to penetrate deep into the interior during the winter, and the sloping roof and canted front wall are designed to deflect fierce north winds and shed water from intense storms.

Throughout the project detailing is minimal and precise. The rigor of the design, the linear organization of spaces and the continuous presence of the wall provide a sharp and intended contrast to the irregular beauty of the landscape beyond.

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Robert M. Gurney, FAIA
www.robertgurneyarchitect.com

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