Area: 2000 sf
Architecture: Scalar Architecture – Julio Salcedo
Situated on a peninsula on Ossipee Lake, New Hampshire, the lakeside cottage addresses a wide range of parameters, including climate, passive energy performance, accessibility and privacy for multigenerational living, and an openness towards the spectacular wooded surroundings and views. Using a process of adaptive computational design, Scalar developed an elemental prism that maximizes interior volume while affording a high passive environmental efficiency. The folded roof simultaneously negotiates the southern exposure, the northern views, and the summer westerly winds. As a gesture to the multigenerational family program, a second prism evolved from the first one, providing a “tree house” for the young adults occupying the top level, and the ground floor given over to the grandparents’ quarters.