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The parti of the house is
two stacked rectangles. The lower level ensconces the entrance, along
with the private functions. Above is the living area, perched like
a tree house on the heavily wooded site. This "tree house" contains
the public funtions and a small office along with four 'outdoor rooms'
that allow for entertaining or a more meditative/solitude experience. The
major axis runs east-west to allow for an entry sequence that forms a thickened
threshold between indoors and out. A cmu wall along the north-south axis
serves as a signifier leading visitors in while establishing a connection
to the back yard where a rock garden acknowledges early Druid activity
in the area. Along the south wall of the bedrooms a translucent material
is used for natural light while maintaining privacy. The roof consists
of 76 grid connected solar panels that form the 'solar plane' establishing
a formal, expressive and functional element.