The client, a landscape designer, wanted this building as part of a garden design project in the Japanese tradition. Inspired by a photo of an ancient building in Japan, he and I designed this interpretation and built it using traditional joinery of salvaged Longleaf pine, Cypress, and Fir timbers
Featured in North Shore Life: “Embracing a Japanese Style”, summer 2011
From the driveway, two paths diverge; one to the house, one to the screened (summer) house.
The client asked for a structure to greet visitors and guide their way. Its design is inspired by the layering of traditional Japanese architecture.
Sitting prominently in the hilltop orchard where we'd built a timber framed house, this little building is built of materials meant to age with charm in the salt air and sunshine. Inspired by ancient temples and Japanese joinery.
CURVED FENCE AND PERGOLA
The local building code ruled that the new and old houses must connect, to make one residence. The angles of the house walls presented a design challenge, to which a curve seemed a good, fun response. The fence blocks the winter winds, and dips to allow a marsh view