L O C A T I O N
Orange County, North Carolina
S T A T S
Interview with Jason Hart on residential architecture and working with clients inside Balakrishnan residence
Interview with owners of the Balakrishnan residence..
The design creates a central living room within the landscape. With floor to ceiling glass either side, the room may be fully opened to the meadow for inside/outside living. This is analogous to the southern vernacular dog-trot home and allows natural cooling to adjacent rooms. The two-story home is laid on an east-west axis to maximize the benefits of passive solar throughout the year. Tall pines that surround the home inspired the vertical exterior siding. Movement through the home is choreographed to views and natural light.