Vacation House explores the illusion of a home and holiday retreat in a boundless and dramatic forest setting. Visual relationships are controlled through vertical (forest) and horizontal (lake) openings that spatially engage and contrast the sensory experience. The expansive nature of the house allows the building to adapt to the ever-changing backdrop, which is a critical shift from the idea that buildings are a static object that cannot take on other forms. The notion that looking up is just as important as looking out is critical to the concept and to the experience of the family.
The culmination point in Vacation House bridges the vast landscape with the spacious internal space, creating a profound connection with the site. Primary circulation within Vacation House operates around a central decking platform that connects the bordering land onto the external deck and into the house that ascends into a double-height living area. This brings the exterior deep inside, which is a constant desire considering the outdoor spectacle.