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TRELLIS HOUSE (No. 1 in the "LANDSCAPE HOUSE" SERIES)

The “Trellis House” is a building component that literally embraces the landscape on every level of scale, from that of the overall layout to that of the actual fine grained construction details. It thus embraces the element of time, as the structure grows and changes with the seasons--the building is the landscape.  It is inspired by influences ranging from the Japanese Sukiya tea house buildings of the 16th Century to the mid 20th century modernist architecture of Schindler and Wright.

The direct inspiration for Trellis house is the Culbertson Garage in Pasadena by Greene and Greene.  Trellis House is one of a series of "Landscape Houses", building components that are directly melded with the landscape of a site, rather than sitting apart from it.  Other moves in this series include "Earth House", "Tower House", "Stair House", "Tree House" and "Book House".  Ongoing Dialogue between "human" and "natural" is examined and intensified in these buildings.

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