On a windswept knoll overlooking the Pacific with views of two of Big Sur’s most dramatic bridges, this 5,000 sf pavilion inspired residence was designed as a weekend retreat. A curving roof form completes the top of the knoll and echoes the mountains in the background. A seamlessness is created through the use of glass walls that extend from roof to floor maximizing the panoramic experience.
Elemental in nature - walls of glass, floors of stone, supports of concrete, a roof of copper - "it's not really about the architecture itself, but more about the architecture as a vessel for looking at the view," says Daniel Piechota. Because of the simplicity of materials, it's almost an invisible structure. There are certain angles where you're pretty much looking through the house like you almost don't see it.