Cedar-Clad Home Embraces Its Forest Surroundings

Think Wood
January 18, 2024
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: United States, US East

Named for its location on the edge of a forested area overlooking a sloped, open field, the design for the House Between Forest and Field from nARCHITECTS partners Eric Bunge and Mimi Hoang takes cues from the land on either side. “We like this idea that it has a bit of both worlds,” Bunge says. “The forest itself can offer a sort of spatial framework or idea about how one lives inside the house.” Located on the high end of a 13-acre rural tract about 75 miles north of New York City—where nARCHITECTS is based—the entire house is configured as a simple gabled form clad in a rain screen of quarter-sawn western red cedar that’s an abstraction of Dutchess County’s agricultural vernacular with a hint of McKim Mead & White’s iconic shingle-style William G. Low House of 1887 in the mix. 

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