Incorporated Architecture & Design’s Sixteen Doors House is “In” the Landscape

Posted On Fri, October 3, 2014 By

Posted On Fri, October 3, 2014 By In Architecture, Design, Upstate

With sixteen transparent windows/doors, it’s no wonder Incorporated Architecture & Design bills their Sixteen Doors House as being “in” the surrounding landscape.

The rural retreat in a forest clearing in Hillsdale, New York gives the feeling of being in a completely transparent glass box, but still incorporates a warm wooden frame and privacy measures. The contemporary house is one of three upstate projects by the firm that arose from studies of the traditional, loft-like cow barns that are found throughout the local farmland.

Incorporated Architecture & Design, Sixteen Doors House, Hillsdale NY

The long sides of the 1,350-square-foot home are glazed, overlooking the property and on one side opening to a deck filled with rustic, wood furniture. An interesting aspect of the construction is that no steel was used; it is a total wood-frame structure. The extreme ends of the building are made of four feet of solid wood walls that stabilize the entire house.

Incorporated Architecture & Design, Sixteen Doors House, Hillsdale NY

Inside, retro pieces mix with woodsy charm to create a delightful, yet soothing atmosphere.

Incorporated Architecture & Design, Sixteen Doors House, Hillsdale NY

The house is programmatically organized around the social workings of its inhabitants, but still is symmetrical. The open living/dining/kitchen area takes up the center of the home, while bathrooms and utilities act as a privacy buffer between the public space and the two bedrooms on either side of the great room.

Incorporated Architecture & Design, Sixteen Doors House, Hillsdale NY

There’s plenty more to see in the Sixteen Doors House, so be sure to click through our gallery below. And explore all of Incorporated Architecture & Design’s work here.

Photos courtesy of Incorporated Architecture & Design

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