Arkansas House

Private Residence in Northwest Arkansas

This major home renovation in Northwestern Arkansas by architect Marlon Blackwell was clad in a an accelerated weathering steel facade system, Zahner's preweathered Solanum™ Steel.

The residential project's interior wood and metal surfaces act as an interior liner to the building's rough-to-the-touch Solanum Steel exterior architectural monitors. Flooring of rift-sawn cherry and walnut also act to form an interior liner. Taut and highly crafted, this refined surface acts as an interior liner to the exterior monitors clad in weathering steel shingles.

The architect's challenge for the project was to reassemble a fire-damaged home while introducing possibilities for the transformation of the house's spatial character. The design was defined in three weeks and the details were settled after construction began. The architect could work only in areas damaged by the fire, leaving the rest untouched for insurance purposes.

The project is an award-winning home, taking the Gulf States Regional AIA Design Honor Award, as well as merit awards for both Custom Home and Residential Architect.

Photo of Arkansas House designed by Marlon Blackwell

Arkansas House designed by Marlon Blackwell.
Photo © Tim Hursley.

Photo of Arkansas House designed by Marlon Blackwell

Arkansas House designed by Marlon Blackwell.
Photo © Tim Hursley.

Photo of The Solanum Steel-clad monitors rise above the pre-existing homePhoto of Solanum steel surfaces were also used in the project's interiors as aesthetic feature walls

 

Arkansas House designed by Marlon Blackwell.
Photo © Tim Hursley.

Photo of Details of the Solanum Steel exterior cladding on the Arkansas House

Details of the Solanum Steel exterior cladding on the Arkansas House.
Photo © Tim Hursley.

Photo of Arkansas House designed by Marlon Blackwell

Arkansas House designed by Marlon Blackwell.
Photo © Tim Hursley.

Photo of Details of the Solanum Steel exterior cladding on the Arkansas House

Details of the Solanum Steel exterior cladding on the Arkansas House.
Photo © Tim Hursley.

Photo of Arkansas House designed by Marlon Blackwell

Arkansas House designed by Marlon Blackwell.
Photo © Tim Hursley.

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The Solanum Steel surface was used to clad the window seals.
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Detail of the Solanum Steel facade against the windows.
Photo © Tim Hursley.

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View of the Arkansas House from above.
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Photo of View of the Arkansas House from above

View of the Arkansas House from above.
Photo © Tim Hursley.

Photo of Detail of the Arkansas House interior with detail of the Solanum Steel feature wall

Detail of the Arkansas House interior with detail of the Solanum Steel feature wall.
Photo © Tim Hursley.

Photo of Arkansas House designed by Marlon Blackwell

Arkansas House designed by Marlon Blackwell.
Photo © Tim Hursley.

Photo of Arkansas House designed by Marlon Blackwell

Arkansas House designed by Marlon Blackwell.
Photo © Tim Hursley.

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