In order to achieve the desired functions while keeping layout and systems efficient, many iterations of plans and models were tested. Our team's diverse experience informed the development of a designed concept based on two grounded volumes bridged by private spaces above. A transparent circulation hall serves as connection between the three masses. The raised bedrooms hover above the garage and living space enjoying the gorgeous sunlight and view of the woods to the fullest
Art[i]fact House calls for occupants' operation. The mechanisms of doors, windows and stairs await interaction. Pivot doors use counterweights from salvaged double hung windows removed from the existing house. The open stair invites visitors to move through the triple height void held between the existing and new volumes.