With this project, located on a large property, we began to explore the difference between a ‘city house’ and a ‘country house’. We began to think of the house, not in singular terms, but as a collection of parts. We divided the design program into individual structures, five to be exact. Each structure has its own unique program. Each structure relates to the other structures and the site in a specific way, responding to views and creating vibrant outdoor spaces.
By breaking the house down into small structures, we were able to accomplish ‘one room deep’ designs, meaning spaces have views and access in multiple directions. This improves the quality of natural light in spaces as well as promoting a strong connection to the site. We feel that porches are essential lifestyle elements, therefore we placed thoughtfully designed porches throughout the project.