This project is conceived as a series of concrete retaining walls and escarpments that traverse and cascade down a steeply sloped site approximately 700 feet deep and 300 feet wide. In response to the steep + diagonal slope of the existing topography, the site / building strategy is to deploy a series of straight walls that act as “jetties” into the landscape and respond as a counter-force to. As these walls begin to interact with the landscape they modulate and redistribute the sloping terrain into a series of terraces and gardens that spill and slide past one another.
- Architects: Joeb Moore + Partners Architects
- Project: PL 44 House
- Location: Connecticut, USA
- TYPE OF CLIENT: Private Family Residential
- SITE DESCRIPTION: 3.8 Acres, 35’ grade change across the Site
- Photographs: David Sundberg / Esto Photographics
- Software used: ArchiCAD