Sage architecture redefines mountain living with the flight house
california-based sage architecture crafted a midcentury modern mountain home in the martis camp development of truckee, california, unlike any you are likely to find in this environment. named the ‘flight house’ for its metaphorical escape from city life but also due to its layered airfoil roofs that hover over the living spaces beneath. on one end of the home, the great room is set firmly on the ground with an exposed concrete slab-on-grade floor that contains radiant heating and serves as thermal mass collecting natural heat from the sunlight. the shape of the roof is carefully designed so as to shade the interior during the summer but it’s curving form opens more surface area in the winter time for natural light and welcomed heat gain. as the topography slopes to a lower elevation, the structure gradually rises under a skyward-sloping canopy until ending in a suspended glass box providing more of a tree house experience amidst the surrounding foliage.