The house and landscape shape one another and reveal themselves as you move through.
L O C A T I O N
Carrboro, North Carolina
C L I E N T
S T A T S
H I G H L I G H T S
Designed for aging [single-level & accessibility]
Green: Geothermal, solar, radiant floor, rainwater capture, superinsulation, cool roof
P R E S S
Chapel Hill News, Aiyyer House nods to Japanese sensibilities by Sally Keeney
Raleigh News & Observer, Small and Customized by Jody Brown
AIA awards jury comments.
Clients discuss their home for the Matsumoto Prize.
WCOM radio interview featuring CUBE and our client for the Carrboro House. [client portion begins at minute 35:00]
The client asked us to create a home that was modern, green, affordable, and designed for aging. The property is a beautifully wooded half-acre lot in Carrboro. For accessibility, we responded with single-level living that incorporates universal design principles and easily adapted amenities for future aging needs. To control costs, we kept the plan compact and simplified the details. The form of the house shifts to create multiple yards and mediate privacy from neighbors. A vertical zinc wall, inspired by tree bark, visually anchors the house and signifies entry while separating private and public spaces inside. Movement throughout the house (down the hall, through a doorway, or across the room) is always toward a view of the outdoors or natural daylight – creating a connection between inside and outside 24-hours a day.
C O L L A B O R A T O R S
Excel Engineering, Structure
Laura Moore, Landscape Architect
DLSS Manufacturing, zinc siding
Lazarus Renovations, cabinetry
Michael Cincala (bedroom, kitchen photos)
Mark Herboth Photography