Laurel Hills Residence
Set in the wooded edge of Durham, our clients were inspired to live in a dwelling embedded into the lush green North Carolina scenery. The composition of spaces results in a sheltered outdoor courtyard and a lower level that melds into the landscape. Inspired by the thick crust of a geode, a weathered Corten wrap insulates a series of introverted spaces from the street edge. Along the wooded edge, living spaces open to an array of shifting perspectival views, allowing circulation through the spaces to be grounded by views of the building weathering and aging alongside the forest it inhabits.
architect: katherine hogan architects
construction: katherine hogan architects
location: Raleigh, North Carolina
photography: Mark Herboth Photography, katherine hogan architects