A Property In The Woods by William Reue Architecture:
“A Residence in the Woods was selected for the 2013 Higher Honors Design Award by AIA Westchester Hudson Valley. The project is a single-family members property situated on a densely forested 8.5 acre lot at the base of the Shawangunk Mountains. The 4800 SQFT residence is the outcome of the studied partnership in between 2 opposing geometries – a extended sculptural wall clad in Cor-Ten weathering steel and a mass of stratified bluestone that appears to have emerged from the boulder-strewn earth. Locally-sourced components and strategic siting stitch the property into the all-natural globe while contributing to its sustainability for the modern day one.
The style for A Property in the Woods was grounded in the owner’s need to build an artful residence that responded to her values of order, beauty, and environmental stewardship. The structure’s uncomplicated geometry is enriched by the boldness of its supplies, resulting in a balanced composition that is each sensuous and refined. The property is a personal refuge that takes its style cues from the colors and textures of the organic landscape.
The internet site boundary is defined by a series of Norway spruces, the singular element guiding guests to the secluded entrance. The curved Cor-Ten wall is heroic, however pragmatically justified as it carves a modest entry court that amplifies the sound of the stream operating parallel to the residence. The wall also operates as a spine that organizes the interior spaces into a series of cinematic portals to the landscape. The character of the minimalist interior is profoundly impacted by the changes of the wooded website from season to season.
The higher efficiency thermal envelope consists of 14 inch thick Structural Insulated Panels and quadruple-pane windows constructed with FSC-certified wood. The house employs a direct- exchange geothermal heating technique, power recovery ventilator (ERV), rainwater harvesting system, and a lot of other sustainable developing technologies. With a HERS Index of 44, A Property in the Woods is over 55% much more power efficient than a standard new home. The project was certified LEED-Silver in February 2013.”Floor Program
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