TOWER OF SILENCE

Manchester, WA, United States, 1992 - 1992

PROGRAM: architectural retreat
CLIENT: withheld
SIZE: 512 sq ft
STATUS: completed

Sited next to three 150-foot-tall Douglas fir trees, which form a vertical, cathedral-like void, this wood-frame studio for painting and writing is sheathed in local natural cedar boards. The 16-square-foot plan is stacked in two rooms of 256 square feet each. The cantilevered porch faces east with Puget Sound, Blake Island, and Seattle in the distance.
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CREDITS
  • architect
    • – Steven Holl Architects
      • Steven Holl (design architect)
      • Janet Cross, Todd Fouser (project team)
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