Pocket doors absorb the entire wall, allowing what Foster calls “effortless engagement” with the landscape.
On one side of the building, a terrace
that extends over the sloping terrain and
is supported by delicate-looking stilts furthers the ethereal quality of the design.
Here, the experience is akin to standing on
the bridge of a ship. Shielded from the sun,
a pergola composed of thin strips of aluminum shelters an outdoor dining room
marked by intriguing shadows that vary
depending upon the time of day. Those
metal “sticks,” as Cote calls them, stainless steel railings, and the quiet gray cedar