Landscape of stretched, broken and view lines
The concept for this landscape was three-fold: longevity of materials, low maintenance and a consistency of form and proportion between exterior and interior. A major interior detail consisted of exposed rafters broken up with wood strips on the ceiling looking as if they are coming apart as they get closer to the apex. This sparked the idea to use precast concrete lintels with a similar articulation as a permeable walkway and planting bed edge.
The architect of the house designed wing walls that stretch into the landscape and large glass doors that provide great view sheds. The exterior design takes advantage of this feature to help form walkway widths and put emphasis on the termination points aligning with cardinal directions and the parts of the site left in their natural condition. To further this concept, gathering spaces were created adjacent the main interior space on both sides of the house to create unity between inside and and out and allow for the expansion of the space to the exterior via the large glass sliding doors. Repeated forms and textures of the architectural elements combined to achieve the clients wishes of a non-traditional landscape that blurs the line between inside and out.