20 October 2012
STYLISH TREE HOUSE
This residence in the temperate rain forest near Portland, OR, "is in perfect harmony with its surroundings. Built on a steep sloping lot, the living space resides within the forest canopy .... a lover of music, the client wanted a house that not only became part of the natural landscape, but also addressed the flow of music. This house evades the mechanics of the camera. It is difficult to capture the way the interior space flows seamlessly through to the exterior. One must actually stroll through the house to grasp its complexities and its connection to the [outdoors]. One example is a natural wood ceiling floating on curved laminated wood beams, passing through a glass wall which wraps around the main living room."
Above and below are selected images. And here is a slide show of this impressive home, since no single image can do it justice.