A l a n C h r i s t A r c h i t e c t s L L C
Location: Weston, MA
Completed: Under Construction
The design for this 4-bedroom single family home is carefully situated within a sloped, wooded landscape. The massing of the house is terraced, to minimize its scale from the street and ensure that there is a constant dialog between interior and exterior gathering spaces. A gestural butterfly roof floats above two terraced roof decks, providing shade while framing each outdoor space. The plan configuration of the house is organized in two parallel bars, a southern volume clad in Western Red Cedar and a northern, stucco-clad volume. The primary spaces in the house are south-facing and oriented towards the terraces. The design incorporates sustainable principles when possible, including super-insulated exterior walls, triple-glazing, a rainscreen cladding system, a green roof, high-performance mechanical systems, and LED lighting fixtures.