Project name: Grow Box
Project location: Lexington, Massachusetts
Firm name: MERGE Architects
Jury comments: More than 65 varieties of Japanese maples are cultivated on a small plot where this house is embedded. Matching the form of the trees, the house is a balance between massive forms and luminous voids. Steel cladding with a patina plays off the palette of the surrounding trees, enhancing the blur between structure and nature.
Consultants: Evergreen Group Company, Inc.; Evan Hankin PE; Ramos Iron Work