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Dabob Bay Residence in Olympic Peninsula

April 2, 2010 Contemporary House Design


Dabob Bay Residence was designed by Bjarko | Serra Architects, located in Olympic Peninsula, WA. According to the Architects : ” Water, forest, and mountains converge at this family retreat above Dabob Bay, near Washington’s Hood Canal. The building is situated at the end of a ridge, surrounded by ravines on three sides. It is this positioning that affords the expansive mountain and water views to the south and the west. In response to the client’s affinity for the building type of traditional cabins, the house evolved as a modern interpretation while still recalling gable roof forms along with wood and stone finishes. The post and beam structure is expressed, allowing for the glazed infill to give transparency in all directions. The three main elements of the house—the entry, the great room, and a sleeping tower—follow the site’s meandering ridge with shifting walls that conform to the topography and the tree line. The tower offers the most dramatic experience as it reaches high above the descending ravines. Much like a forest service lookout, it provides for a 360-degree view of the surrounding environment. ”
For further information visit Bjarko | Serra Architects site.


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Live-Work Residence, Modern House Design by Studio Ectypos

December 2, 2009 Modern House Design


Designed by Studio Ectypos, Live-Work Residence designed for an interior designer and a modern abstract painter on Sunset Hill, Seattle, WA. Using The view toward Puget Sound and the Olympic Peninsula is free from structural impediments with dramatic openings while the east side is more solid and private. Using concrete mass walls and steel frames, trellises and green roofs cradle the upper floor and master suite in a private and dramatic setting. From the structural skeleton to the smallest detail everything is a clear continuity between idea and material. For further detail visit Live-Work Residence by Studio Ectypos.

Live-Work Residence, Modern House Design
Live-Work Residence, Modern House Design by Studio Ectypos
Work Room-Live-Work Residence
Live-Work Residence, Modern House Design by Studio Ectypos
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