Incorporating Palladian concepts and museum– style detailing, Birmingham architect Jeff Dungan creates an artful house for designer Richard Tubb.
The Italian Villa concept that Birmingham architect Jeff Dungan developed for a new house in a historic neighborhood derives from the classical proportions, symmetry, and concise forms of 16th–century architect Andrea Palladio. The initial direction Dungan got from his client, Birmingham designer Richard Tubb, was classic too-a floor plan sketched on a napkin. From the beginning, both men agreed that the architecture would function as a restrained modifier of Tubb‘s interior design.
A limestone front facade, a standing seam bronze hipped roof, symmetrical downs pouts, and a minimum of fenestration are elements of formal museum architecture. ln contrast, the heavy wood portico and double rear porches are weathered and rustic. “The building was conceived as a repository for Richard‘s talent,”says Dungan. “My intention was to create the appropriate envelope for it.” Read more