If you weren’t looking for it, you might be surprised to come across this bunker-feel, nature-neutral luxury home, called “The Pierre,” tucked into a stone outcropping on one of Washington State’s beautiful San Juan Islands. Topped by a green roof and encircled with the richness of local flora, the construction team called in the heavy artillery—dynamite and hydraulic chippers—to ready the site for the home. The materials used by Olson Kundig Architects to create the simple, open plan throughout are not boastful—concrete, steel, drywall, and glass—instead allowing the house to provide the perfect canvas for its furnishings and residents. Special care was taken to incorporate existing stone structures, including the assimilation of said stone into dual fireplace hearths, one inside and one out.
[quote] Excavated rock was re-used as crushed aggregate in the concrete flooring. Excavation marks were left exposed on all the stonework, a reminder of the building process. [/quote]