This design incorporates four thick walls emerging from the topography. The floor plates and roof are elevated and sit between these walls. Mass is carved away from concrete walls to create spaces in between and through the walls. The spaces enclosed in this structure are defined by the shaping of the concrete and a series of shaded glass partition walls.
The occupants of this building are a farmer and cartographer. The building is specialized for these occupants in many ways. There are many openings for the farmer and cartographer to look out at the landscape, including an occupiable window in the living area. The building itself is based on a rigorous grid, much like a farmer’s field or cartographer’s map. The occupants also have adequate privacy from their neighbors through strategic placement of fenestration and selective tree removal.