Trestle House by Tyler Engle Architects

Trestle House by Tyler Engle Architects

Tyler Engle Architects recently completed the Trestle House, an innovative single-family residence located on a tree-lined steep slope in Gig Harbor, WA.

Challenges of a steeply sloping site and a tight budget were remedied by the use of innovative structural systems and modular construction. Called the 'Trestle House' due to the foundation system, 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.

Photography: Benjamin Benschneider

Tyler Engle Architects

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