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“Play” proves to be a key attribute of Shift Home. Its homeowners, a household with two young children, requested the architects to design a house rooted on this idea—and the curiosity and creativity that emerges from its follow.

This sense of play begins with the surface. The cladding, a near-45-degree pixelated cedar shake sample, picks up the contextual coloration of the location, referencing the unpretentious diamond shingle of a fisherman’s shack. Inside, the architects saved on the theme, enjoying on conventional constructing supplies to push the boundaries of what’s thought of acceptable. Uncovered galvanized conduit strains, uncovered construction, and construction-grade plywood cabinetry are all a part of the language of the home—a thought of composition of coarse and tough supplies.

To hew to a smaller footprint and shield the outside dwelling, the architects created a number of makes use of for areas. Nooks abound by which to learn, play and daydream. The within entrance wall turns into an impressed mudroom pegboard.

A ten-foot drop from entrance to again offered a novel alternative to discover volumes inside area. Much like a split-level dwelling, upon coming into Shift Home you rise to the sleeping quarters, or descend to the dwelling areas, with a flush-on-grade exterior situation within the again. This design leverages stair quantity to create a stacked impact, participating passive cooling. To reduce the supplies footprint, the architects used reclaimed pavers within the entrance yard, with cuts of the inspiration wall forming the outside entry pad. A part of the concrete board kind was reused for soffits, whereas the tough fir planks of the scaffolding had been repurposed for planter beds.

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Shift Home is a house that balances each its connection to the neighborhood and its fashionable roots, anchored via a inventive expression of play. It was accomplished with a small but intimate staff of artisan builders.

Images by Ema Peter

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– by Matt Watts