Talented American architects Casper Mork-Ulnes, Grygoriy Ladigin, Andreas Tingulstad from the studio Mork-Ulnes Architects have developed and implemented the project of a private house Moose Rd, which was completed in 2013 in California. This unique residence is certainly worth a look.
What is so remarkable about this project? A tranquil country house of 106 sq. m. The meters are located on top of a hill, which is part of the picturesque landscape of Yosemite National Park. Due to the challenging terrain of the site and in order to maintain the surrounding oak trees, the decision was made to skip the traditional heavy concrete foundation and design. The building is solidly based on steel piles, which prevented the root system of the old trees from being traumatized.
The building's open floor plan has an intricate configuration reminiscent of a prehistoric lizard's three-fingered paw. Each of these "finger"-beams is oriented toward one of the area's three landmarks: the "wonder of the universe" overhanging Eagle Rock, the magnificent mountain range, and the valley of vineyards at the bottom of the hills.