The cross is one of the oldest symbols found in the history of mankind. Embedded within it is a formal intersection between horizontal and vertical elements.House K is designed through interplay between horizontal and vertical volumes, establishing its position in relation to its delicate location on a descending riverside plot of land.
The primary volume of the house relies on its horizontal span, while a smaller, central volume is extending towards the riverbank. Thus, Through consideration of the geometric qualities of the cross, we attempted to limit the vertical footprint of the house as it descends closer to the river, leaving the majority of the plot adjacent to the river, virtually untouched. The house is composed of two separate loft spaces that brace the pool and lounge area on the first floor and a private quarters, spa and grotto are found in the level below.