Split Level House, breaking the stereotype
Philadelphia, USA – April 15, 2010 – Qb3 design (cube design) has managed to put a new and interesting twist on two stereotypical housing types, the row house (townhouse) and the split level house. By exploiting the advantages of both Qb3 was able to develop an innovative and functional residence, located in the medium density area of the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia.
The split level house is a 3,000 sq. ft. residence located on a vacant corner lot of an existing residential street. Qb3 did an excellent job on fitting the building into the existing context and at the same time starting a new conversation with architectural elements that make up the street and the city.
As its name suggests, the house is vertically organized from the entry to the garden terrace. The staggered levels provide a real sense of location and allow for magnificent framed views of the street and the city. The stairs play a major role and act as continuous ribbon, tying the levels together and leading the split level roof top garden.