This is a proposed home located in a heavily forested, complicated site with a small gully dividing the property. This design features a combination of shed and flat roofs, with a Japanese inspired material palette of Alaskan yellow cedar and shou sugi ban. Large window banks take advantage of the filtered light that permeates through the tree canopy. Having a connection to the forest was one of the main goals of this proposed home.
Location: Portland, OR
Area: ~3400 ft²
Status: Development Proposal
Another view of the proposed home, with large overhangs and exposed timber framing, a classic feature of northwest regional architecture.
The side elevation of the maplecrest proposal, showing how the home would be integrated into the site, as well as the locations of window openings.
A site plan indicating the placement of the proposed home and how it relates to the property lines, setbacks, trees, and contours.
The proposed floor plan is open and takes advantage of the views of the forest while still maintaining privacy in the rooms that require it.
The initial conceptual floor plan sketch for the maplecrest proposal.
This was part of the initial site analysis to determine the most ideal location for a home on this site.