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|Date||1968 to 1969 timeline|
|Construction System||wood frame, vertical wood siding|
|Discussion||Cooper Residence Commentary
A restrictive yet spectacular site heavily influenced the placement and resultant massing of the Cooper Residence. In a residence for six, with privacy distinctions between the realms of the adult and the children requested, the limited buildable area on a sea front promontory dictated a decidedly vertical volume focused towards the bay view. Access is from the north, with a separate garage and recreational equipment storage structure shaping the rear entry while a stair on the south lowers residents from the second level living spaces to the water.
Darlene Levy. drawn from Kay Breslow. Charles Gwathmey & Robert Siegel: Residential Works 1966-1977. p48.
Structure and Material: Slab on grade. Wood frame. 1"x 4" tongue-and-groove cedar siding, both exterior and interior, treated with bleaching oil. Five-ply built-up roofing with white marble chips. Redwood decking. Cabinetwork: birch plywood with white lacquer and laminated plastic finish. Aluminum-framed sliding doors and windows. Oil-fired, hot water heating system with fin-tube convectors.
Sources on Cooper Residence
Peter Arnell. Charles Gwathmey and Robert Segal: Buildings and Projects, 1964-1984. New York: Harper & Row, 1984. NA737.G94C42 1984. exterior photo, p38.
Kay Breslow. Charles Gwathmey & Robert Siegel: Residential Works, 1966-1977. New York: Architectural Book Publishing Company, 1977. ISBN 0-8038-0045-2. LC 77-8643. NA737.G94B73. discussion, p48.
Roger H. Clark and Michael Pause. Precedents in Architecture. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985. overlapping units diagram, p166. Updated edition available at Amazon.com
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