Bloomfield and Associates
Recent Project The Thompson Residence by   Bloomfield and Associates Architects

'The stair is now the connective tissue that connects the formerly separate rooms into one cohesive whole. 
 
While the prospect of moving from a suburban environment to an urban condition typically has certain limitations with regards to light and air and high quality outdoor space, the notion of retiring to a thriving urban neighborhood held an undeniable allure for Larry and Sally Thompson.   After an exhaustive search they settled on Philadelphia's Queen Village neighborhood and bought an 18ft wide six level row house that had been redeveloped in the late eighties.  The architects? involved keeping the location of the stair and affording it even more space and presence in the form of an atrium that is 'connective tissue' to the formerly separate rooms.  The new stair solarium that goes from entry level up past the roof is the origin of a new geometry, offering natural light deep into the house.  It also acts as an environmentally friendly change.  During the summer, it acts as a chimney --- venting hot air by way of thermostatically controlled vents --- and during the cold winter months, the south facing monitor windows take advantage of natural heat gain. Photography by Barry Halkin 



looking up
 

view from living room to back deck


view into study and kitchen





Index to MODERN HOMES PHILADELPHIA History Pages

Overview of Philadelphia Area Mid-Century Modern Residential Architecture  (below on this page)   Photo overview   followed by brief written overview of Philadelphia mid-century architects  .

Time Line  of area modern homes from 1930's to today
  
 Mid-Century Modern Homes
 
Architects Who Designed Mid-Century Modern Homes in the Philadelphia Region    
 photographs of the regional homes designed by each architect are included
 
 Allan Berkowitz  Louis Kahn  George Nakashima
 Edward Bernstein  Vincent Kling  Richard Neutra
 Robert Bishop  Thaddeus Longstreth  Norman Rice
Frank Boyer  William Lescaze  Paul Rudolph
 Marcel Breuer  Joel Levinson  Galen Schlosser
 Armand Carroll  Thomas Mangan  Harry Sternfeld
 Albert Clauss  Irving Maitin  Irwin Stein
 Nathan Cronheim  George Mebus  Oscar Stonorov
 George Daub  Ehrman Mitchell  Frank Weise
 Kenneth Day  Newcomb Montgomery  Frank Lloyd Wright
     
Agoos/ Lovera LaVardera, Greg Re:Vision Architecture
Bloomfield and Associates M. G. Leach Rosenblum, Martin
Bower Lewis Thrower Metcalfe Architecture Stanev Potts
Culbert, Doug McDonald, Tim/Onion Flats Tarantino Studio
Erdy McHenry Moto Design Shop Verner, Steven
Interface Studio QB3 Webber, Brett
Jibe Design Michael Ryan Architects Wesley Wei Architects
Kieran Timberlake Rasmussen/Su Wesley Architects
Krieger & Associates
Wyant Architecture






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