House near Seattle

The clients had a paradoxical request, for their house to be both “modern” and “primitive”; and further, they asked that the architecture reflect and respond to the organic nature of its environment. In response, the spaces were configured with respect to the motion of the sun, in order to receive natural light in desired spaces at desired times. The plan was further shaped to accommodate three large cedar trees in close proximity to the structure. The pallet is comprised of honestly expressed, often hand-wrought materials. These include poured-in-place concrete, stacked granite rubble, reclaimed timbers, steel window frames, unpainted plaster, and terne-coated stainless steel panels.

House near Seattle

Woodway, WA

8,000 sf

2001 AIA Georgia Award of Excellence

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