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Skyfield Retreat

location
Bankston, AL
status
Completed
type
Residential
use
Single-Family
location
Bankston, AL
status
Completed
type
Residential
use
Single-Family
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Skyfield Retreat is a modern hunting lodge located on a secluded lakeside in Western Alabama. The client’s interest in modern design allowed this space to be created from simple volumes that interact with one another through horizontal planes. The public spaces welcome twelve-foot ceilings with transom windows placed above the exterior overhangs. The southern-facing bedrooms have nine-foot ceilings with floor to ceiling glass opening to their own private porch.

The roof plane floats over the structure with deep overhangs and large horizontal bands of glass, drawing the eye to the vast, uninhabited landscape. A theme of passing from inside to out is consistently seen throughout this house. From the wood soffit ceilings, to the concrete flooring, to the cladding on the fireplace; both materials and their linear volumes subtly move from interior to exterior, creating a since of truly being within nature.

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