Curved House, Springfield, Mo.
Kansas City, Mo.
Curved House isn’t curved, per se, explains architect Matthew Hufft, AIA, LEED AP. “It’s really this modern box,” he says. But subtle radii appear throughout, most prominently in the brick walls that mark the building’s south and west façades. The gray/black brick waves slip behind ipe-sided walls, cupping the entrances to the main house and cabana on their inside curves and building undulant shadows on their outer surfaces. The jury praised the house as a whole for “how it explores the manipulation of forms,” calling this detail in particular “really lovely.”
Principal in charge: Matthew Hufft, AIA, LEED AP, Hufft Projects, Kansas City, Mo.
Design team member: Adam Crowley, Hufft Projects
General contractor: Gary Herman, Herman & Associates, Springfield, Mo.
Structural engineer: Ken McClure, Meridian Structural, Springfield
Landscape architect: John Galloway, 40 North, Weston, Mo.
Project size: 7,800 square feet
Site size: Withheld
Construction cost: Withheld
Photography: Mike Sinclair
Bathroom cabinets: Custom by Ed Hines Company edhinescompany.com
Bathroom fittings: Moen moen.com; Kohler us.kohler.com; Dornbracht dornbracht.com
Bathroom fixtures: Duravit duravit.us; Boffi boffi.com/EN/Home.aspx; Kohler us.kohler.com
Cooktop: Thermador thermador.com
Countertops: Black granite (honed finish); Stone Collection Pure Crystal White thestonecollection.com
Dishwasher: Bosch bosch.us
Doors; Fleetwood slider fleetwoodusa.com; EFCO TerraStile efcocorp.com
Exterior siding: Ipe
Flooring (ceramic): Casalgrande Padana Nero Acapulco www.casalgrandepadana.com; Ergon Tile Mikado Ebano ergontile.it
Flooring (wood): Teragren bamboo flat grain espresso teragren.com
Kitchen cabinets: Custom by Ed Hines Company edhinescompany.com
Kitchen fittings: KWC Eve kwc.us.com
Kitchen fixtures: Custom sink
Lighting fixtures: RSA, Halo, Corelite, Metalux cooperindustries.com; Engineered Lighting Products elplighting.com
Oven: Wolf subzero-wolf.com
Paint: Gypsum board Benjamin Moore Super White www.benjaminmoore.com
Refrigerator: Thermador Freedom Collection thermador.com
Roofing: Gray Spanish tile