This small residence located on the banks of the White River five miles from Mt. Rainier quietly blends into the surrounding forest. An entry courtyard serves as a transition space from outdoors to indoors, while keeping the ubiquitous elk herds at bay. A steel-clad fireplace mass separates the living room from a covered outdoor patio. Working diligently with the client who also served as General Contractor for the project, the building footprint was kept as compact as possible to minimize site disturbance. The residence emphasizes design over size.
a film by Juan Benavides
music by Gerardo Orozco