The site is punctuated by the 100-foot tall trees in a grid that is consistent running north-south across the site and shifting in the east-west direction. Princeton House is organized around a central garden courtyard.
The windows are located in relation to views out towards the landscape. In addition, these windows, along with the open courtyard, allow for cross ventilation to occur throughout the house. The exterior is clad in a vertically oriented corrugated metal siding.
The house was originally designed to lift and twist off the ground with a hole in the middle.
After a reduction in budget, the house was redesigned using the exact same organizational diagram, but now the house sits on the ground and the hovering hole in the middle of the house is an interior courtyard garden.
Location: Princeton, United States
Area: 2500.0 ft2
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Naho Kubota
Partner AIA: David Leven
Partner: Stella Betts
Project Architect: Andrew Feuersteln
Design Team: Rachel Johnson, Robert Silman Associates
Contractor: Allan Klein
Project Name: Princeton House