Fox House / PIQUE Architecture

Fox House / PIQUE Architecture
Fox House / PIQUE Architecture - Facade, Garden
© Nicole Werner
Portland, United States

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Fox House / PIQUE Architecture - Facade
© Alan Brandt

Text description provided by the architects. This home sits on a bluff overlooking rolling sagebrush meadows in Oregon’s High Desert with views of the Cascade Mountains dominating the western horizon. The owners requested an extremely durable and energy efficient home for their family. The request for a net zero house necessitated extensive use of photovoltaic panels, ground source heat-pumps, careful consideration of day lighting and shading strategies, and a super-insulated structure.

Fox House / PIQUE Architecture - Bench, Chair, Patio
© Alan Brandt

Italian architect and childhood friend of the clients, Maria Chiara Trevisan created the original vision for the structure as a gift to them. The three masses, originally conceived as parallelepipedo (rectangular cubes) resting at various angles in the earth, evolved into three shelled structures clad in stone, a loose reference to the Three Sisters mountains which dominate the home’s view.


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Cite: "Fox House / PIQUE Architecture" 01 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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