The Pierre / Olson Kundig Architects

07/19/2012 11:00 pm ET | Updated Sep 18, 2012
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Copyright Benjamin Benschneider

Conceived as a secure and unexpected retreat nestled into a rock, the Pierre (the French for stone) celebrates the materiality of this site. From certain angles, the house – with its rough materials, encompassing stone, green roof and surrounding foliage – almost disappears into nature.

Copyright Benjamin Benschneider

With the exception of a guest suite, the Pierre functions on one main level, with an open plan kitchen, dining and living space. A large pivoting steel and glass door opens for access to an outdoor terrace.