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RIVERTOWN TREE HOUSE

Fairburn, Georgia

This architectural design grew out of the opposing ideas of prospect and refuge: Its young resident,
significantly immobilized and confined to a wheelchair, and his mother needed a modern home which
would enhance the experience of living on a rambling, heavily wooded site just outside of Atlanta.
Accessibility demanded a spacious, single- level layout, with all rooms connected by a wide circulation
spine; Safety and privacy called for opaque masonry walls; and the beauty and tranquility of the site
necessitated large openings to appreciate the forest setting. The horizontality of the main level is
punctuated by a series of sawtooth-shaped roof lanterns framing views of the treetops.

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