American architecture firm, Kenneth E Hobgood, has designed the Paletz Moi House, in Durham, North Carolina, USA.
Because both clients work at home it was important that the environment of the house be as open to the outdoors as possible. The idea was to lift the house on a concrete block base and give the feeling of being in the trees.
From its high point, the site slopes steeply to the north and east and gradually to the west and south. Prevailing breezes come from the southwest and provide cooling breezes throughout the year. This two story, contemporary home, has been designed to accommodate the work-from-home lifestyle of its owners and blends interior and exterior living. Views are excellent in all directions, suggesting that primary consideration should be about the light, solar orientation, and cooling breezes. The program called for 3 bedrooms, living/dining and related spaces. Because both clients work at home it was important that the environment of the house be as open to the outdoors as possible.
Photos by: James West