A Steel and Glass House
AIA National Honor Award
American Institute of Steel Construction — National Building Award for Innovative Structural Steel
Pittsburgh Corning PC Glass Block — National Architectural Design Award
Photography: Bill Hedrich | Hedrich Blessing, Barbar Karant | Abbey Sadin, Phillip Turner, Timothy Hursley
In 1981 our first client approached us, asking for a light-filled, single-family home in an unlikely location: an urban renewal site, three blocks from a public housing project.
At that time, postmodernism — a school of architecture that often favored personality and decoration over purpose — was the prevailing architectural style. The Steel and Glass House bucked this trend, hewing closely to the client’s desire for a house in the middle of a city that offered the same amenities, private space, and indoor-outdoor connection of a suburban home.
The result was the creation of a tailored, deeply personal, sensorial, and emotionally comfortable space.