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Location: Clinton, NY
Status: Under Construction (Completion in 2022)
Dates: 2020 – 2022
Design Team: Eric Bunge, Mimi Hoang, and Amanda Morgan | Paul Mok, Isabel Sarasa, Jason Kim

Consultant Team: Structure: SILMAN | MEP: OLA | Civil: Depuy Engineering

Builder: UCE Fine Builders

Photography: Frank Oudeman

The house at Silver Lake in Dutchess County NY emerges from a clearing in a forest, 200 feet way from the shoreline of a beautiful lake. Entirely constructed with Cross-Laminated-Timber (CLT), walls, floor and roof will be assembled quickly on site, using mass timber panels milled in a factory, as well as pre-fabricated concrete foundations. This renewable wood building material is beautiful, ecological, and solid, providing a warm and natural feeling throughout the house.

On the exterior, the house will be clad with waney board (live edge) cedar siding. Inside the house, the natural finish of the timber panels is expressed on all visible walls and ceilings. Accents of colors are created by metal painted elements, including a pre-fabricated stair. The house will derive the majority of is energy from geothermal wells and photovoltaic panels.

Living spaces are connected in a fluid loop around a central core in the middle of the 3 bedroom house, anchored by double height and sky-lit spaces at the house’s four corners. All spaces face outwards to the clearing and forest, through large glazed openings. One small triangular window is placed under the stair – perhaps the future favorite place of the family dog.