Wrapper House

The site for this house on the outskirts of Charleston, South Carolina has a dual personality.  With one side facing the mash and harbor beyond, the other side faces roads and larger development… hence the wrapper.  Designed as translucent concrete, the wrapper shields the house from the bustle and activity of the area while allowing diffuse light in and out.  In contrast the private side of the house is composition of operable glass walls and floating volumes to allow the inhabitants to flow in and out of the house with as little hindrance as possible.