Artist Cabin by Steven Holl

An artist residence space in Upstate New York.

The geometry of the 918-square-foot property comprises a series of spheres that intersect the main trapezoid volumes. These carved-out wooden shapes form a dramatic entrance hall and a large feature window on one corner of the upper floor. Named Ex of In House, the project was created as a manifestation of Steven Holl Architects' research and development work titled Explorations of "IN". "The house serves as an alternative to modernist suburban houses that 'sprawl in the landscape'," said the firm. "Instead, the Ex of In is a house of compression and inner voids."