Project by Hutchison & Maul Architecture
Seattle, WA, Completed 2004
Project Team: Robert Hutchison (Principal-In-Charge), Tom Maul, Joyce Puri
Structural Engineer: Perbix Bykonen
Contractor: JAS Design Build
The client specified three very specific requirements for her house: a simple building form; square windows; and a gable roof. The resulting design is based on a series of contradictions, with the intent of generating elements of surprise – at first glance, the house might appear as one thing, but then is realized as another.