A minimalist interpretation of Beaux Arts symmetry and massing. The building and its attendant follies are set deep within a five acre, extensively terraformed site.
Tremendous views into the adjacent three thousand acre national park organize and orient the parti. The earth work was designed to protect the existing watershed course and to create a shallow bowl of green into which is inserted architecture.
Approached via a thousand foot drive lined with Japanese maples, the domain is completely hidden from the street. The interior environment is designed as an art gallery to house the owners’ growing collection of modern works.
The elliptical reflecting pond houses the geothermal ‘loop’ which heats and cools the building and also provides a formal balance to the composition. Working in or adjacent to the national park brings our environmental design skills to the fore. Here as in all our work we really strive to create a rigorous architecture at dynamic balance with the nature domain .
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