BLUE DIAMOND RESIDENCE – MODERN – EXPOSED BLOCK BOTH SIDES
Mixing the old west with modern architecture located just outside Las Vegas, Nevada. The site is near an existing mine and many years ago used to be the actual miner’s camp.
The stem walls are the same block as the vertical walls there is no seam from where the top of stem wall ends and the house begins. Frank Lloyd Wright coined this treatment “organic architecture”.
The exterior exposed block finish is “shot blast” at the manufacturer, which results in a semi-course surface that reveals the aggregate within the block. Shot blast shown in photos directly above and below.
The interior finish is a ground face or burnished treatment that provides a very smooth surface that shows the individuality of block aggregate content. Burnished shown in photos directly above and below.
The shot blast shown on the left meets the burnished block on the right at the seam.
The transition seam between the two different finishes is covered by the window jamb.
Angle iron is embedded into the block grout cells above the fireplace for the mantle and below. Decorative concrete slabs are formed with corresponding slot voids. This allows the slabs to be securely slid into place onto the angle iron. The slabs appear to be floating on the wall without any additional support.
The electrical boxes are cut into the masonry so that they are uniformly placed and are flush with the interior face of the exposed block. The block can accommodate single gang, double gang and triple gang boxes. Double gang boxes are illustrated below.
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