skylab architecture: skyline residence
skylab architecture: skyline residence skylab architecture: skyline residence
aug 20, 2012

skylab architecture: skyline residence

‘skyline residence’ by skylab architecture, oregon, USA all images courtesy of skylab architecture

american firm skylab architecture has recently completed the ‘skyline residence,’ a 3,300 square-foot home on a steep site overlooking the willamette valley and oregon coast range. sitting on a poured-in-place concrete plinth, two black masses rest on top of each other, perpendicular to one another with full height glazing oriented west towards the natural landscape. the private spaces are located in the upper level within a timber frame construction, while a steel assembly supports the core of the house on the first level where the maple-floored kitchen is the focal point of the public functions. stormwater is channeled to the planters before returning to the grid, reducing the cost of irrigation.

view from the street

cantilevering upper level

entrance porch


stairs and kitchen

living room

stair construction

construction timelapse

site plan


formal diagram

  • Interesting, fun, original residence d’-)

    Jetwax says:

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