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TOWER OF SILENCE
Manchester, WA, United States, 1992-1992

PROGRAM: architectural retreat
CLIENT: withheld
SIZE: 512 sf
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.
CREDITS

architect
– Steven Holl Architects
Steven Holl (design architect)
Janet Cross, Todd Fouser (project team)