The structure of the home celebrates the scale of the surrounding terrain. Channeling the resilient form of traditional Tyrolean dwellings, a substantial board-formed concrete base anchors the home to the slope and establishes its structural grid. The home is built on a 5.5-inch datum, where every board, shelf, window and door lines up on the measurement.
The splayed roof is composed of a radiating series of glulam beams designed to take a snow load of over 400 lbs per square foot. The holds the snow it receives and shifts it off the back of the house, an approach taken to maintain accessibility on three sides while minimizing concern for falling snow.