This family house is situated in Washington state, projected by Olson Kundig architectural bureau and offers breathtaking view on the strait and Olympic Mountains. The entrance door leads to the two-level space of a living room, which is conjoined with a dining room. This house is a perfect place for relaxation with friends or family. Compact planning of this space conduces its effective use and minimizes unwanted circulation. Old farm buildings on the place of the new house inspired the architects to apply their elements into the construction. Sloping roof, opened interior, an attic and total height of the building are compliant with local architectural features.
The sunlight may be regulated with the help of four external sliding wood louvres, which go across the whole western façade. Long overhangs of the roof provide shadow and protection against the direct sunrays and storms. The finishing elements consist of only plain and available materials, such as wood, concrete and steel. In combination with energy-efficient glass and free access to the space, perfused with radiance, they diminish the influence on the nature around.
Photos courtesy of Olson Kundig Architects