Private Residence in Northwest Arkansas

This major home renovation in Northwestern Arkansas by architect Marlon Blackwell Architects is clad in an accelerated weathering steel facade system manufactured by Zahner.

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.

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Arkansas House designed by Marlon Blackwell.
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Arkansas House designed by Marlon Blackwell.
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Details of the Solanum Steel exterior cladding on the Arkansas House.
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Arkansas House designed by Marlon Blackwell.
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Arkansas House designed by Marlon Blackwell.
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Details of the Solanum Steel exterior cladding on the Arkansas House.
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Arkansas House designed by Marlon Blackwell.
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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.
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View of the Arkansas House from above.
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View of the Arkansas House from above.
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Detail of the Arkansas House interior with detail of the Solanum Steel feature wall.
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Arkansas House designed by Marlon Blackwell.
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Arkansas House designed by Marlon Blackwell.