Strang House
Bend, Oregon
single family residence
2900 sqft


The two primary objectives of the design is to first use the sloping land as efficiently and effectively as possible; and second, maintain mountain views from the living spaces regardless of what structure is built on the adjacent property.  The solution which provides the best resolution of these objectives stems from the rotation of the building on the site.  The floor plan is a simple "L" shape with garage being one leg, living being the other leg and the "knuckle" being all sleeping areas.  Rotating the floor plan directs the building toward the view and further pushes the living area south to access the view corridor created from lot 271 front setback.  This rotation pushes the 36" elevated living leg back into the higher contours on site, minimizing the difference between finish floor and existing grade, while also placing the "knuckle" of the building on the lowest levels on site to provide space for a future daylight basement.