The Fold House by Partisans Architects is located within a protected natural habitat, which meant permits and regulations provided a challenge when designing the residence, while also offering the architects rich inspiration to draw upon. From the moment it reveals itself the sculptural 90-foot-long roof is the standout feature of the home, a wave of bent white oak that was steamed and bent offsite before being fitted and dried in situ once in place. The sheer volume of natural material curled over and around the house manages to create a collaboration between the building and its heavily wooded surroundings. The stretched wave of timber avoids a solid angular line meeting the horizon, endearing the home to its surroundings, and subtly disguising the building’s relatively large footprint.
While a basement, ground level, and upper level are stacked at one end of the residence, the wooden roof covers a single storey pool room that adds a sense of interior impact to the home. Raw concrete, swathes of glass, and more white oak create a tranquil and chic environment within, once again placing material at the heart of the home’s individual look. More from Partisans Architects on their website and Instagram.
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