DIVINE HOUSE

Inspired by traditional dwellings with a gable roof, Divine House is distinctly contemporary thanks to extra-deep overhangs and black cladding. The structure stands on a sloping lot that overlooks a picturesque view of the McKenzie River outside of Eugene, Oregon.

Portland-based firm Landry Smith Architect designed the wood-clad dwelling with a simple rectangular form, a gable roof, and a large decking area. Both the depth of the overhangs and the width of the rooms make the most of the maximum length of local Douglas fir structural parts.

The exterior walls boast black cedar siding. The raw corrugated aluminum roof will oxidize and change appearance over time to a more subdued finish. While the cladding is dark, the living spaces feature white oak surfaces throughout.