Project Description2011 RADA
Custom / 3,000 Square Feet Or Less / Merit
This house, on a bluff at the northern edge of the Olympic Peninsula, is about the landscape: hiding it, revealing it, and fitting it in. The judges praised the “great entry sequence,” which allows a glimpse of the house from across a long meadow, before winding through dense forest to the parking court, and entering through a series of wood screens. Rustic and refined materials—reclaimed barn wood, black-stained cedar, and weathering steel—express each environmentally attuned volume and reduce the building’s scale.
Peter Q. Bohlin, FAIA, likens the design to “agrarian buildings, which affect how we relate to the natural world.”