in progress
Livingston, MT

This compact 1000 square foot residence is situated on a small urban lot in Livingston Montana. The house is comprised of two volumes that are overlapping each other. The lower mass predominantly focuses on the immediate conflicting limitations of the site; the resultant irregular shaped plan accommodates those multiple forces by fully engaging with the ground plane’s constraints. The upper mass is lightly deflected both in plan and also its roof profile to engage with the distance landscape of the Absorka Mountains and to control the southern daylight exposure during the summer. The project is characterized by the use of ordinary, off-the-shelf materials, very flexible interior spaces with a minimal amount of walls and doors to allow for multiple uses and high-performance passive design strategies including; high thermal mass, natural ventilation, and controlled daylighting.