The home is much like an iPod.  As one approaches, it is at once a surreal object standing like a wall. The slit beckons and then with the slightest movement opens and invites one in.

Studio Name: Travis Price Architects
Design Team: Travis Price, FAIA
Kelly Davies Grace, AIA

Area: 3,500SF
Year: 2010
Location: Berkeley Springs, West Va
Consultants: Glenn Brake
Photography Credits: Ken Wyner

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The simple path divides the lower level of garage from the dwelling place above.  The split home has bridges all in glass to separate indoor and outdoor times of day.  One is always crisscrossing and rising with the sun.  The southern side is cascaded with solar streams of light all winter while it dwindles into shade with silver fins in summer’s heat.  The roof is terrace of never ending vistas that make one wonder at the vistas and deer cannot eat the food gardens.  Why live inside at all.   Below is Travis Price’s Haiku that guides the design.

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Saddled between two peaks…..

Fermenting curtains rising to the seasons, fire and sun, water and leaves…

Crashing out to the cornucopia of the beginnings………

Travis Price Architect

TPA Abstract 3rd person: Travis Price Architects

.  .  .    is an award-winning architecture firm widely applauded for its innovative discoveries, theories and visionary aesthetics. Based in Washington, DC, Travis Price Architects shapes architecture informed by ecology, mythology and technology; restoring the spirit of place to modern design.

Each work speaks to the heart of the built environment’s natural and human stewardship. Guided by a humanities-based perspective with a passion for sustaining nature and culture, Travis Price Architects’ quest for the mythic modern inspires a reinvigorated architecture of the 21st Century. TPA seeks to create an enduring archaeology for tomorrow.

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Travis Price Architects’ award-winning buildings range from residential projects to large commercial and institutional architecture with projects in the United States, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. TPA demonstrates that green design and culturally diverse inspirations comprise the leading determinants in today’s architecture. TPA seeks to inspire and redefine the heritage and the cultural potential of modern global architecture. Travis Price Architects strives to shape your story in authentic forms that will endure and perpetually inform the world.


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