Gateway to Nature Architects Located in Mazama, Washington
Located in Mazama, Washington, the site is famous by many for it’s function as a camping retreat for family’s weekend. The design of the site is one to minimize impact between the nature and civilization. This was done by raising parts of the residence off the ground with small concrete piers.
From the entry, we are greeted by the elevetad walk that lead to the entrance. This entry opens up to a 1 1/2 story living space and kitchen which are anchored by a centrally located fireplace and the stair. This stair leads to the “tent like” bedrooms with low walls on the second floor.
On each end of the house have indoor/outdoor spaces. The elevaated catwalk that runs between the tree will lead to a grassy field where the familu used to camp.
Architect: Balance Associates Architects
Location: Mazama, Washington, USA
Project Team: Tom Lenchek AIA, Principal, Kyle Zerbey AIA, Project Architect
Project Area: 1653 sq. ft. (1143 main floor + 510 upper floor)
Project Year: 2007
Structural Engineers: Harriott Smith Valentine Engineers
General Contractor: Rhinehart Construction, Inc.
Photographs: Steve Keating Photography