A single-family house on a pond, this project is both refuge and lookout: it is immersed in the wooded surrounding as well as nested and cloistered from the outside. An interpretation of the industrial sawtooth, the roof is a unified canopy of monitors that filter light and view, and giver order to the spaces below. The floor drops with the slope of the site, suspending the living room in the tree canopy, and opening it up to the pond view. The bright white cladding on the roof emphasizes the horizontal, while the charred cedar walls temper and mute the volumes beneath.
LOCATION : Gloucester, Virginia