The design of the cottage seeks to maximize views towards the lake and use of the small footprint. The house is composed of two wrapped series of spaces, the top series projects straight towards the lake and bottom series follows the topography of the site. At the moment of divergence the interior living spaces begin to open to the waterfront. Two wrapped series of spaces extend towards the waterfront, the top projects straight while the bottom follows the topography of the site. The living spaces open to the natural surroundings. Large similarly sized openings are placed in a rhythm among the cedar shingles, unifying the exterior surfaces into a skin that envelopes the interior spaces.
Designed for the World War One Centennial Commision, this proposed monument is dedicated to the memory of those lives lost in World War One, the service of American military personnel over the course of the war, and the American technological achievements forged in the war effort. World War One began with horses and rifles and ended with tanks and airplanes. The ambitions of growing empires and a complex set of global alliances set in motion a course of events that would usher in the modern age in the United States of America. Nearly 4,700,000 American troops participated in the war and 116,516 American soldiers lost their lives. The proposal includes a tower and a plaza. The tower is visible from the National Mall. The quantity of Americanswho lost their lives in service is made visible and memorialized with 116,516 ceramic tiles suspended in a tensile matrix to form a perfect cube measuring 120 feet on each edge. The cube hangs on cables suspended between two towers. The ceramic tiles on the columns visualize and memorialize the 4,533,484Americans who served in the war and returned home . As a visitor ambulates around the site, the matrix creates a cinematic moiré pattern creating a reverent engagement between the visitor and the sacrifices made a century ago.