HillTop House 02 is designed for an active and growing family who have a love of the outdoors. Situated on a heavily forested and sloped site, the ground floor is partially embedded in the landscape in contrast to the sleeping level, which hovers above the ground. The main living space is connected to the ground floor by a double height staircase with skylights above, bringing more natural light to the ground floor. The line between inside and outside is blurred as glass window walls open to the outside. Decks expand the living space in all directions and allow for the family to interact with the landscape in multiple ways; touching the ground in one direction and soaring into the tree canopy in another.