Named for the tall pines that characterize its site on the Chesapeake Bay, this 2,200 square-foot single family residence seeks to deeply fuse the natural elements of this barrier island to architectural form.
Positioned between a dense grove of loblolly pines and a lush foreground of saltmeadow cordgrass and the bay, the architecture is formed about and within the elements of trees, tall grasses, the sea, the horizon, the sky and the western sun that define the place of the house. This is a design that takes the modular approach to its absolute limit defying the notion that prefabricated houses are all cheap, cheerful and boring. But here it is demonstrated that they need only be a tool in creating architecture that is unique and accessible.
Architects: Kieran Timberlake