Ocean Pines Residence, Ocean Pines, MD, 2010

This project is a new vacation residence for a client who uses a wheelchair. The site has a beautiful view to the north, and a busy street to the south. The design solution was to use passive-solar strategies and a continuous row of clerestory windows to provide abundant south light while blocking views of the street, and opening the home to the north while tucking the roof down to shed storm winds.

" Belief in the significance of architecture is premised on the notion that we are... different people in different places... and that it is architecture's task to render vivid to us who we might ideally be" Alain de Botton