Foto © Dean Kaufman
Dibujo © Brad Cloepfil
Visualización © Allied Works
Foto © Jeremy Bittermann
Foto © Helene Binet
Foto © Jeremy Bittermann
Foto © Jeremy Bittermann
Foto © Jeremy Bittermann
Foto © Helene Binet
Foto © Jeremy Bittermann

Dutchess County Residence Guest House

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Allied Works was commissioned to design a residence, guesthouse and private gallery on 350 acres in Dutchess County, New York. Located on the eastern slopes of the Hudson River Valley, the site consists of rolling hills, open meadow and dense hardwood forest. Each of the three buildings responds to a particular landscape. The guest house was the first of these to be completed.


Balanced above a bend in Ryder Creek, the guest house is located in a mature deciduous forest of oak, hickory, and birch. The two-bedroom, 1300sf house is held within a continuous structural frame of eight-inch steel that weaves through the site, blurring the boundaries between forest and house. Enclosures and terraces are formed by panels of wood and glass that slip between, over, and through the frame as it meanders among the trees. The house is reached by a path through the woods from the Main House meadow. Each room of the house looks to a different region of the site, emphasizing closeness and connection to the landscape.

The house is a place of silence, reflection and intimacy. In summer, it is animated by birdsong and immersed in dappled light. In winter, the house sits exposed in field of black tree trunks against a floor of white snow.

Otros proyectos de Allied Works

National Music Centre of Canada
Calgary, Alberta Canada, Canada
Sun Valley Residence
Ketchum, ID
Museum of Arts and Design
New York, NY
Clyfford Still Museum
Denver, CO
Wieden+Kennedy World Headquarters
Portland, OR