ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/197133/mv-house-architecture-research-office Clipboard Projects Architects: Architecture Research OfficeText description provided by the architects. Martha’s Vineyard House frames the transition from land to the strong horizontal datum and vast open space of the ocean. The house is situated against a gentle hill at the southern edge of a clearing in the woods, which offers an expansive view of the water. Three blocks containing different domestic programs are arranged to define a series of exterior spaces, including a protected entry court partially enclosed by the adjacent wooded slope. Save this picture!Courtesy of Architecture Research OfficeTwo perpendicular, L-shaped walls clad in cedar siding define the north and south blocks. Their horizontality, depth and texture accentuate the connection of the house to the site. The detailing of these walls, using two different widths and depths of specially-milled wood boards, echoes the shadows cast by the surrounding scrub oak trees. A laser cutter was a critical tool employed to explore phenomena of light, shadow, pattern and texture in the design of these walls. Contrasting in scale and orientation, standing seam zinc siding and wood windows comprise the balance of the house’s enclosure.Save this picture!Courtesy of Architecture Research OfficeProject gallerySee allShow lessEuropan 11 Proposal: ‘Dornröschen’ / NAPArticlesTEDx Danubia: Children of the Industrial Revolution / Rachel ArmstrongArticles Share MV House / Architecture Research Office Save this picture!Courtesy of Architecture Research Office+ 8 Share United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/197133/mv-house-architecture-research-office Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY” CopyHouses•United States MV House / Architecture Research OfficeSave this projectSaveMV House / Architecture Research Office Houses “COPY” CopyAbout this officeArchitecture Research OfficeOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesUnited StatesPublished on January 16, 2012Cite: “MV House / Architecture Research Office” 16 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.