Trillium is a modest and efficient home designed and located to connect with the natural environment of the Methow Valley. With living spaces oriented to the forest and North Cascades to the west, the open interior provides refuge that feels immersed in its surroundings. Steel, cedar and concrete blend with the native surroundings while providing a material that needs little attention. The main level floats above the ground to give the feeling of being in the trees while the lower level bunkers into the hillside for natural cooling during the warm summer season. Creating a fine balance between the modern refuge and its rugged surroundings, Trillium provides shelter with minimal distraction from the natural beauty of the site.
A family from Chicago found their ideal site in the Issaquah Highlands with a nice balance of light, view and privacy. The home is designed to blur the distinction of interior and exterior space with hidden window walls and covered, heated patios and decks.
The ArcTangent House replaces a home that burned to the ground in the 60's and quickly became reclaimed by the trees and vegetation of the Island. The wide site allows the home to face Lake Washington and enjoy the sun setting over Seattle. In inner courtyard provides protected space to play, while the hidden garage frees the facade from being covered in garage doors.
This prefabricated modular home sits near a grass air strip in Port Orchard, Washington. Built by Method Homes, the upper modular is clad in natural cedar and an aluminum roofing product attached vertically to the lower module. The upper module is offset from the lower in order to create a breezeway and shading for the south side of the home.
Located in Port Orchard, Washington
Built by Method Homes
Photographed by Andrew Pogue
The Madrona House is a home for a creative and active family in Seattle. Covered and open decks on every level, including a roof deck, allow the use to double in size when needed. The white and black aluminum panel with black stained cedar and concrete allow for minimal maintenance as the home ages.
The Ghost Houses are set in a dense neighborhood of Seattle. Designed to be efficient and timeless, these homes are proposed to be net zero homes of less than 2500 Square feet each. The Ghost name describes the idea that these homes would sit within the turn of the Century fabric of the neighborhood, with the color allowing these homes to fade into the background.