This residential project is located in the Highlands, Upstate New York, embedded in a lush wood with an east-facing view over the Hudson River. The house rests on a natural, rocky platform and adapts itself to the topography. All program parts have been optimally oriented according to their specific uses - the dining, living, and master bedrooms overlook the river, while the kids’ bedrooms and other facilities are turned toward a pond. The kitchen forms the center of the house.
Approaching the building from a higher street level, the visitor’s first perspective is from above, so that the roof becomes a fifth façade. Both façade and roof are covered with fiber cement panels, blending the building into the landscape. The border between the outside and the inside is blurred as the concrete skin dives into the interior walls of the house.