Bowstring Truss House / Timelapse
December 4th, 2013
A strategy was adopted for inserting the program into the shell in a loose arrangement of programmed “boxes”. The five trusses provided more than enough meter for the space. In order to allow a sense of the “whole”, a pixilated subset of elements could create a broad spectrum of both public and private spaces while never competing with the recognizable order of the roof. The functionality of the house flows lucidly. A free pattern of new skylights create a constellation of light and discrete pools of sun. At the center of the house, the groundscape and the roofscape align to form a central courtyard—a vitrine of nature, and a vessel to capture the elusive Pacific Northwest light.
“Master of None” by Beach House
Photography by Joshua Jay Elliott.