Monday, May 23, 2011

Two Storey House | HillHouse | Upstate New York | MOS

The Hill House’s site, in the Finger Lake region of upstate NY, slopes dramatically towards the water.Due to the slope and budget constraints we reworked the single story vernacular typology into a two story house by integrating the house into the slope, utilizing the basement as living space and incorporate the view into the design. The basement level was turned into living space through the introduction of a void at the center of the plan, subverting the typical basement condition of the adjacent houses. Similarly we inverted the vernacular typology to radically open up the interior to the outside. The shape of the roof became a distorted vernacular gable roof that reflects and responds to the shape of the site, running parallel and marking plateaus and shifts in the landscape........more

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