Bjarko Serra Architects have designed a house overlooking Dabob Bay in Washington State. Called Dabob Bay Residence, the each portion opens to the outdoors in different orientations.
Architect Greg Bjarko designed a modern interpretation of that building type characterized by transparency and crisp contemporary detailing within a traditional gable roof shell. The exposed timber structure and a material palette of Western Red Cedar siding, mixed grain fir tongue & groove boards, soapstone, and concrete complement the rugged forest and mountain setting.
The building concept consists of 3 tiered elements: the entry (lowest); the great room and living areas (mid-section); and the sleeping areas and reading room in the tower that serves as a lookout. Each portion opens to the outdoors in different orientations.
Architect: Bjarko Serra Architects
Project location: Olympic Peninsula, Washington
Contractor: Korben Mathis Woodworking
Area: 1920 s.f.
Photography: Ben Benschneider