Pivot house was created to allow its owners to escape the city and immerse themselves in a humble yet enriching light-filled dwelling, that acts as an extension of the surrounding California’s redwood and wine country. The layout with a pivot in the plan axis caters to the desired experience of focusing on certain site views. It maximizes solar gain and creates a communal anchor, which becomes house’s sunken living room. The pivoting massing is unified by the roof with multiple skylights. The skylights act as solar chimneys along with the peripheral clerestory and provide light and ventilation during the hot summer days.
Andrei Hakhovich, Kim Woohyung