Harvest House


The project proposes the house as harvester of views, sun, rain and wind. This “off the grid house is situated at the edge of a salt marsh on Florida’s west coast with a southern orientation that “harvests” the site’s exposure to sun, rain, wind and views. The rood form of the house is “elastic” in that it mitigates these competing demands of harvesting by transitioning smoothly from collecting sunlight to collecting water to collecting views. The house is placed at the transition from salt marsh to pine forests to take advantage of two distinct spaces (forest and marsh) and the numerous site resources to be “harvested” while minimizing the impact on the existing ecosystem. The project continues research into fabrication and customization technologies in the wood industry is constructed using CNC timber frame.

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