Tree House
Shaw Residence or "Tree House" is a new residence built of salvaged and FSC-certified wood and radiant-concrete floors. It received an AIA award from the Monterey Bay Chapter. Conceptually the wood forms root it to its forest site. It is built on the site of a huge log cabin that burned in the '70s "that also anchored from itself." This house is a new active solar residence built of salvaged and FSC-certified wood and radiant heated concrete floors. Conceptually, the wood forms root the house to its forest site, which once housed a huge log cabin that burned in the 1970s. The roof form, with its diagonal ridge, was inspired by the hovering of a mother quail. Detailing is created in materials that are indigenous to the area. Its special quality was guided by the goal of making a home cozy enough for one but expansive enough for large family gatherings.