Forest House by Faulkner Architects

Dialogue with the behavior of the forest

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该项目位于塔霍湖北岸附近的Martis Valley,占地两英亩、海拔约6300英尺的场地上覆盖着茂盛的杰弗里松、兰伯氏松和红白杉树。地块缓缓地向南倾斜,可以俯瞰到Northstar California滑雪场。

A luxuriant forest of Jeffrey and sugar pine mixed with white and red fir covers this two acre site at roughly 6,300 feet above sea level in the Martis Valley near the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Gently sloped, the site falls toward the south with views to the Northstar California ski resort.

▼建筑外观,exterior view © Joe Fletcher Photography


The simple rectangular plan is placed to minimize impact on the site, leaving a three-dimensional screen of 115 trees 60 to 90 feet tall surrounding it. The smaller second level contains sleeping rooms.

▼简单的体量为其周围的树木让出空间,the simple plan leaves a three-dimensional screen of trees surrounding it © Joe Fletcher Photography

▼冬季的住宅,the house in winter © Joe Fletcher Photography



An ebonized steel rainscreen built of three inch by three inch angles, spaced one inch apart repeats the texture and function of the bark of adjacent trees, protecting the vulnerable wood-framed portions of the house from wildfire like a large spark arrestor. The elongated south-facing rectangle collects solar energy in winter. 

The 4,500-square-foot, four-bedroom house is fitted with radiant heat as well as enhanced glazing, mechanical electrical equipment, and insulation. Low maintenance contributes to sustainability.

▼黑色的雨幕为建筑提供保护 © Joe Fletcher Photography
the house is protected by an ebonized steel rainscreen

▼立面细节,facade detail © Joe Fletcher Photography


Materiality and fenestration are ordered as dark light reversals that repeat the behavior of the forest. A concealed, directional entry builds time into the arrival sequence, extending and connecting the experience to the environment. Movement in route to the entry point, parallel with the form, allows association with the dwelling prior to entering. Translucent green glass screens bathe the entrance in color that associates with the tone of the surrounding evergreen forest.

▼入口处半透明的绿色玻璃屏墙 © Joe Fletcher Photography
the translucent green glass screens at the entrance


Inside, continuous south-facing sliding glass opens the living area to a covered deck that floats just above the ground, sans railing. Materials that are consistent throughout the house include cut basalt stone floors, unfinished reclaimed teak ceilings and floors, board-formed concrete, and white gypsum. Continuous recesses in the ceilings conceal light fixtures and fire sprinklers. Three-dimensional skylights wrap from the roof down the wall, allowing light to pour in and offering views to the stars at night. Polished galvanized steel panels at the fireplaces reflect images and movement of the inhabitants throughout the day.

▼露台,the covered deck © Joe Fletcher Photography

▼起居空间,living area © Joe Fletcher Photography

▼推拉玻璃门连接了起居空间和带顶露台 © Joe Fletcher Photography
continuous south-facing sliding glass opens the living area to the covered deck

▼卧室,bedroom © Joe Fletcher Photography

▼卧室细节,bedroom interior view © Joe Fletcher Photography

▼立体天窗,three-dimensional skylights © Joe Fletcher Photography

▼林间住宅,Forset House © Joe Fletcher Photography

▼夜景,night view © Joe Fletcher Photography

Project Team
Architecture: Faulkner Architects
Contractor: Glennwood Mountain Homes
Interior Designer: Rory Torrigiani, Natalie Zirbel
Civil Engineer: Shaw Engineering
Structural Engineer: CFBR Structural Group
Mechanical Engineer: Sugarpine Engineering
Electrical Engineer: Sugarpine Engineering
Geotechnical Engineer: NV5
Lighting: Faulkner Architects
Faulkner Architects Design Team
Gregory Faulkner, Principal
Breanne Penrod, Project Manager
Joe Fletcher Photography

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