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Striking Weekend House Modeled After a Japanese Kimono Overlooks the Berkshire Hills

by , 12/20/11
filed under: Architecture

David Jay Weiner, Berkshire Hills, Japanese Architecture, kimono, engawa, Rensselaer County, minimalist, small footprint, sustainable architecture, green design, sustainable design, eco-design, wildflowers, daylighting

During the summer, the fields in Rensselaer County are populated with the most majestic wildflowers, so it was crucial to leave the plot’s natural landscaping intact. This is exactly what the designers did, while also keeping the overall footprint to an absolute minimum. At just 1,200 square feet, the home not only sits gently on the special terrain but is linked to it via an engawa veranda very common in Japanese structures. All in all, the Weekend House was relatively inexpensive to build and pays utmost respect to its surroundings — and we kinda love it.

+ David Jay Weiner Architects

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