Trestle House is one of those houses that has a very tight budget and very difficult construction conditions. It’s located on a steeply slopping sight so innovative structural systems and modular construction were used. Its name is chose due to the foundation system while the budget economy was achieved by the use of a 12’ x 16’ grid creating a short structural span and standard 4’ x 8’ sheets of plywood which is a modern reinterpretation of the traditional Japanese Tatami mat module. These material looks very natural even though it isn’t and comfy for living. The interior continuous the theme of naturalism so materials that were used there are wood, stone and their imitations. [Tyler Engle Architects]
Architect: Tyler Engle; Photographer: Steve Keating.