Not Precious

Conceived more similar to a loft type space rather than a traditional single family home, the homeowner was seeking to challenge a normal arrangement of rooms in favor of spaces that are dynamic in all 3 dimensions, interact with the yard, and capture the movement of light and air.

As an artist that explores the beauty of natural objects and scenes, she tasked us with creating a building that was not precious - one that explores the essence of its raw building materials and is not afraid of expressing them as finished.

We designed opportunities for kinetic fixtures, many built by the homeowner, to allow flexibility and movement.

The result is a building that compliments the casual artistic lifestyle of the occupant as part home, part work space, part gallery. The spaces are interactive, contemplative, and fun.

More details to come.

credits:
design: Matthew O. Daby - m.o.daby design
construction: Cellar Ridge Construction
structural engineer: Darla Wall - Willamette Building Solutions
photography: Erin Riddle - KLIK Concepts

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Kathleen McCleary added this to Houzz Tour: A House Built to Capture the Moving Sun24 Apr 2019

On warm days, slatted wood panels on sliding barn door tracks provide shade but still let air and light into the interior.

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biscuit05 added this to Retirement Home29 Apr 2019

On warm days, slatted wood panels on sliding barn door tracks provide shade but still let air and light into the interior.

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neera_sodhi added this to Exterior/Landscape ideas23 Apr 2019

slotted wood doors on tracks- for shade but to allow air flow on hot days

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Theresa Trimble added this to Decorating Ideas22 Apr 2019

sliding panels to enclose when wanted.

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slatted shade panels slide when the sun is hot

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jnehera added this to livingroom21 Apr 2019

warm weather barn door slatted wood panels provide shade and allow air and light into interior

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