Tongass Ledge轻轻地坐落在阿拉斯加海岸的上空。俯瞰入海口的水面,在岩壁的边缘保持平衡,两个体量以微妙的角度捕捉周围景观的壮丽景色。对于一个在西雅图和凯奇坎之间忙碌的客户来说,完整的设计需要一个简单的形式和程序,通过高度定制的内部装修来实现个性化。矗立在充满活力的Tongass Narrows的边缘,Ledge是自然爱好者的完美瞭望台。

Tongass Ledge sits gently perched over the Alaskan shore. Overlooking inlet waters and balanced at the edge of a rock wall, two volumes at a subtle angle capture the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. For a busy client who splits time between Seattle and Ketchikan, the complete design required a simple form and program, personalized through highly custom interiors. Standing at the edge of the vibrant Tongass Narrows, the Ledge is the perfect lookout for a nature lover.

Tongass Ledge的几何形状是由两个高大的棚顶结构定义的,它们之间有一个连接器。这个具象的关节作为住宅的主要入口,并通过一个户外平台连接私人和公共空间。东侧的前门和相邻的杂物间通过树木的覆盖和最小的开口保持了大部分的不透明性,以创造一种与邻居隔绝的感觉。

Tongass Ledge’s geometry is defined by two tall shed roof structures with a connector between them. This figurative knuckle serves as the main entrance to the home and connects the private and public spaces with an outdoor deck. The front door and adjacent mudroom on the eastern side are kept mostly opaque by tree coverage and minimal openings to create a sense of seclusion from neighbors.

沿着住宅的西侧,主卧室和客厅作为悬臂延伸到下面的岩壁上,给人一种漂浮在水面上的感觉。落地窗将人们的视线引向远处的风景,使室内空间具有外向性。主体建筑两翼内的第二套较低的棚顶体量,在客厅边上创造了一个休息的角落,在客卧附近创造了一个洗衣区。

Along the west side of the home, the master bedroom and living room extend as cantilevers over the rock wall below, giving a sense of floating above the water. Floor-to-ceiling windows draw the eye to the view beyond and give the interior spaces an outward directionality. A secondary set of lower shed roof volumes within the main building wings create both a seating nook by the living room and a laundry area near the guest bedroom.

该住宅的拟建地点在设计中提出了几个需要克服的挑战。虽然我们通常采取温和、最低限度的方法来准备建筑前的场地,但这块地在我们参与之前有一个沉重的干预措施。建筑师面临着一个现有的混凝土挡土墙和一条车道,这严重限制了房屋的建造面积。此外,周围的房屋离该地块很近,使隐私成为问题。气候也是延长建筑过程的一个因素,由于极端暴风雨的天气,施工不得不暂停了几次。

The proposed site for the home presented several challenges to be overcome in the design. While we typically take a gentle, minimal approach to prepare a site before building, this land parcel had a heavy-handed intervention before our involvement. The architect was faced with an existing concrete retaining wall and a driveway, which severely limited the area in which the house could be built. In addition, the surrounding homes loom close to the property, making privacy an issue. The climate also played a role in lengthening the building process, as construction had to be paused several times due to extremely stormy weather.

由Emily Knudsen设计的The Ledge的内部装修深深地注入了客户的个性。原始的、倾向于工业化的建筑材料与柔和的、更精致的设计元素形成了意想不到的和谐。当地采购的木质护墙板从外部延续到内部墙壁,与起居室的黑色油漆窗户相接。

The Ledge’s interiors, designed by Emily Knudsen, are deeply infused with the client’s personality. Raw, industrial-leaning architectural materials work in unexpected harmony with softer, more refined design elements. Locally sourced wood siding continues from the exterior to the interior walls, meeting painted black windows in the living room.

混凝土地板和混凝土壁炉面对着厨房里的粉色橱柜和混合金属。Lacanche抽油烟机的排气罩被精心放置的1 “x1 “瓷砖的马赛克所包裹。克努森和我们公司之间的合作产生了一个精美的、有凝聚力的设计,它是专门为客户的愿望和灵感而定制的。

Concrete floors and a concrete hearth wall face pink cabinets and mixed metals in the kitchen. The exhaust hood of the Lacanche Range is wrapped in a mosaic of meticulously placed 1”x1” tiles. The collaboration between Knudsen and our firm resulted in a beautifully woven, cohesive design that has been tailored specifically to the client’s desires and inspirations.

受凯奇坎镇崎岖不平的启发,诚实的元素与客户的愿景带来的优雅细节混合在一起,成为一个令人难以置信的个人住宅,非常适合欣赏阿拉斯加旷野的惊喜。潜水的海鸟、海豹、甚至座头鲸都可以从Tongass Ledge这个舒适的观察站中得到研究。

Honest elements inspired by the rugged town of Ketchikan mix with elegant details brought on by the client’s vision, becoming an incredibly personal home perfect for taking in the surprises of the Alaskan wilderness. Diving sea birds, seals, and even humpback whales can be studied from the comforting observatory that is Tongass Ledge.

Architects: Prentiss + Balance + Wickline Architects
Area: 1640 ft²
Year: 2021
Photographs:Andrew Pogue Photography
Manufacturers: Allied Maker, Benjamin Moore, California Faucets, Fireclay Tile, JØTUL, Kast Concrete Basins, Kolbe, Schoolhouse Electric, Waterworks
Contractor: Marble Construction
Interior Design: Emily Knudsen
Structural Engineers (Offices): R&M Engineering
Country:UNITED STATES