PIQUE Architects have designed the Garren Residence located in Bend, Oregon. The residence completion in fall 2006. The Garren Residence rests on a high desert prairie site and is a very low-slung building, with strong horizontal elements to visually tie the building to the landscape.
Three parallel axis walls orient the house toward prominent views and define outdoor rooms expanding the small footprint into the landscape. The structure features a central void that further integrates the exterior and interior. This void delivers natural light to the basement rooms as well as provides a private exterior gathering space in the center of the house.