This house is conceived as an abstraction of the surrounding landscape and as a reinhabited ruin, built in reverse. It is organized along two axes, a pinwheel plan between two heavily wooded ravines, Stonewalls extending into the landscape evoke a ruin ‘found,’ then reinhabited with the program of the house.
These contiguous vertical surfaces echo natural surroundings while mediating between interior and exterior spaces: extension s of the landscape then rendered as man-made. The stone thus appears natural, though punctuated with controlled linear stone elements for sense of scale.
One enters the house through a stonewall that is connected by bridge to the exterior courtyard. Along this wall, a compressed terraced corridor allows access to the primary public spaces of the house, each room framing the view beyond giving one a sense of release – both visually and physically.