Netsch Residence Renovation / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

first_imgCopyHouses, Renovation•Chicago, United States Netsch Residence Renovation / Skidmore, Owings & MerrillSave this projectSaveNetsch Residence Renovation / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Dave Burk | SOM Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Netsch Residence Renovation / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Manufacturers: Gallotti & Radice, Ruckstuhl, FLOS, K W I Custom Cabinetry, KnollDesign Partner:Brian LeeManaging Partner:Jonathan SteinFurniture Design:Michelle MirrieleesProject Manager:Dickson Whitney IIIInterior Design:Jaime VelezLuftwerk:Petra Bachmaier, Sean GalleroCity:ChicagoCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Dave Burk | SOMRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroText description provided by the architects. Known for daring and unconventional designs such as Cadet Chapel at the United States Air Force Academy, architect and former SOM design partner Walter Netsch (1920 – 2008) employed the same ingenuity for the design of his own home as he did in his major projects. His Chicago residence demonstrates the design philosophy he called “field theory,” based on complex geometries that establish intricate relationships between form and function. Originally completed in 1974, the home appears as a deceptively simple box from the outside, but contains a rich variety of spaces within, with multiple interior levels connected by open-riser stairs. After Netsch’s wife passed away in 2013, SOM worked with the new owners to maintain the spirit of the house by sensitively adapting and renewing select elements of the structure.Save this picture!© Dave Burk | SOMSave this picture!3rd floor planSave this picture!© Dave Burk | SOMThe Netsch residence is situated inconspicuously in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood, where its brick facade gives little indication of the complexity behind it. Inside, multistory ceiling heights create the illusion of a much larger house. Skylights that at first seem strangely placed are soon revealed as highly calculated decisions, framing views and illuminating specific spaces at certain times of the day and year. Netsch’s application of field theory creates expansive sightlines between rooms; indeed, the only spaces in the entire house with doors are the bathrooms.Save this picture!© Dave Burk | SOMSave this picture!© Dave Burk | SOMThe renovation added new appliances and cabinetry to a well-worn kitchen. A continuous 40-foot walnut counter and shelf were installed to recall the original linear service bar. The half bath was renewed with new counters, lighting, and a cleverly concealed water closet. New tile work and counters refresh the existing master bathroom configuration. To reconcile the open concept with the need for privacy, concealed sliding doors were designed and installed at the bath and master bedroom area.Save this picture!© Dave Burk | SOMThe interiors were once covered wall-to-wall with works from Netsch’s art collection, which included prominent American modernists such as Robert Motherwell, Roy Lichtenstein, and Robert Indiana. Now, the wall above the sofa provides a backdrop for a newly commissioned site-specific piece: a digital projection by Chicago-based artist duo Luftwerk.Save this picture!© Dave Burk | SOMProject gallerySee allShow lessPunta Majahua / Zozaya ArquitectosSelected ProjectsGonçalo Cristovão’s Apartment / MerooficinaSelected Projects Share “COPY” “COPY” Houses 2019 Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Projects Year:  CopyAbout this officeSkidmore, Owings & MerrillOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationChicagoOn InstagramOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on February 17, 2021Cite: “Netsch Residence Renovation / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill” 17 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Dave Burk | SOM+ 31Curated by Paula Pintos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily Photographs Area:  3500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project United Stateslast_img