The concept for the Glenbrook residence was to create three distinct structures: one for the most public programs (entry space, garage and guest bedrooms), one for the most private living programs and one where “public” and private can co-exist. Threading the walls through the treescape to create distinct yet connected structures allows the house to be divided spatially into the most public, most private and a living pavilion that can become either or both.
The residual in-between spaces create outdoor rooms that engage the building. Each space has an outdoor terrace or some special connection to the site while the roof of the glass pavilion folds beyond one’s cone of vision to create the feeling of being outside. The bright, natural colours mix well with the houses exterior, while it adds a relaxing, comforting feel to the home. Architect David Jameson designed the Glenbrook Residence in Bethesda, Maryland.