House on a Point
The site for this residence is the bowl of a retired gravel pit on a quiet coastal peninsula. The orientation invites southern sun into all the principal spaces, while the slope of the pit is used as a berm against northerly winter winds. A principal goal was to create a sequence of rooms that presented volumetric complexity, while providing a constant play between interior and exterior exposure. At times, the view to the outside is framed and limited; at other points along the way, the corners of the rooms are opened fully to invite in the world outside.
Photos by Brian Vanden Brink.