Saturday, September 24, 2011

Kayak House | Lotus | California | Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects

The house is built as close to the river as code allows (5' above the 100-year floodline). Because the lot is extremely deep and narrow, this siting effectively splits the lot into two landscapes with very different characters – both in terms of terrain and public/private divisions. On the river side, there is a dramatic slope down to the water and back up the foothills across river. The river provides an endless tableau of kayakers and rafters drifting past, giving this side of the site an extremely public aspect. Away from the river, the site is entirely private, with a level meadow extending several miles to the start of the foothills......more

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