Lake House, Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Lake House, Stockbridge, West Massachusetts Building, Architecture, Architect

Lake House, Stockbridge

New Berkshire County Building, MA, USA – design by Taylor and Miller Architecture and Design

Apr 10, 2017

Lake House, Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Location: Stockbridge, Berkshire County in western Massachusetts, United States of America.

Lake House in Stockbridge

Design: Taylor and Miller Architecture and Design

This residence in Western Massachusetts maintains a dualistic relationship with the lake against which it is nestled. When seen from the street, the house is abstract in form, showing no aperture or puncture. As one steps down the walking path and towards the lake, however, the house opens itself up.

Lake House Stockbridge

A singular stacked timber wall, serving as both retaining wall for the landscape in which the home is embedded and as a primary enclosure for the home, becomes punctured intensely as the home turns towards the lake

Lake House Stockbridge

A series of sleeves act as spatial leaks, breaking through the timber and allowing the interior spaces to reach out to the lake in the form of very specific views.

Lake House Stockbridge

As one moves through one of the sleeves and into the interior of the home, two different spatial orientations are introduced – one horizontal orientation that is defined by the sleeves looking out to the lake and a vertical orientation that is defined by the sleeves looking up to the sky up to the sky.
Each of these types of spaces is defined differently in their materiality. In the case of the spaces oriented horizontally, they are characterized by neutral tone and materiality.

Lake House Stockbridge

In the case of the spaces oriented vertically, they are characterized by their view of the sky through a skylight aperture and intense changes in material; the entry vestibule with stacked plywood, the kitchen with hot-rolled steel, and the stair with rusted steel.

Moving through the home, these vertical spaces provide a kind of cinematic ‘hard cut’ that interrupts the modernist notion of continuous flowing space as they present themselves between the horizontal spaces of more neutral character.

Lake House Stockbridge

Lake House Stockbridge – Building Information

Architects: Taylor and Miller Architecture and Design
Client: Withheld
General Contractor: Taylor and Miller Industries
Photographer: Studio Dubuisson

Location:Stockbridge, Massachusetts, USA

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