Berkshire Mountain House / Tsao & McKown Architects

Berkshire Mountain House / Tsao & McKown Architects

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  • Contractor: Peter Whitehead
  • Project Team: Calvin Tsao, Mark Anderson, Randi Mageli, Drew Stuart, Richard Rhodes, Zack McKown
  • Lead Supplier: Mayco Industries LLC
  • Lead Detailer: 2 Priorsdean Close
  • Fireplace Consultant: Halsted Welles Associates
  • Fireplace Consultant: Halsted Welles Associates
  • City: Alford
  • Country: United States
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Berkshire Mountain House / Tsao & McKown Architects - Windows, Brick, Facade, Garden
© Eric Laignel

Text description provided by the architects. Nestled into the tree line at the top of a gentle rise, the house folds and unfolds to take advantage of sweeping panoramic views, and wraps upon itself to form an intimate courtyard against the forest’s edge.

Berkshire Mountain House / Tsao & McKown Architects - Windows
© Eric Laignel

The building is conceived as movement through a Fibonacci spiral. The resulting plan allows a graceful progression through the rooms, spiraling up to the highest point, a cozy aerie. The architecture considers the qualities of the light and views throughout the day and seasons, and offers optimal arrangements for different experiences, from breakfast, to midday recreation, to star-gazing from bed.

Berkshire Mountain House / Tsao & McKown Architects - Sofa, Table, Chair, Beam
© Eric Laignel
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Berkshire Mountain House / Tsao & McKown Architects - Shelving, Table, Chair, Lighting, Windows
© Eric Laignel

The architectural vocabulary and the materials, such as granite from a nearby quarry, were inspired by traditional farm houses and utilitarian buildings of western Massachusetts. Selected in a complementary palette, the varied materials play with textures and hues, and will take on greater character as they age in an evolving dialogue with the natural landscape.

Berkshire Mountain House / Tsao & McKown Architects - Windows, Brick, Facade
© Eric Laignel

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Cite: "Berkshire Mountain House / Tsao & McKown Architects" 17 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/785526/berkshire-mountain-house-tsao-and-mckown-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

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