An improvisation on Colorado’s indigenous mining camps. this house investigates the particularities of its mountain location. The main house is a “linked compound” wrapping a small knoll. Divided into two halves, it sleeps kids and adults separately. Together with an exterior hearth, these structures form an outdoor “room” – the heart of the encampment. To further engage the environment, the master bed can be rolled outside, to perch above a 2000’ canyon. Movement through the house reveals the site and surrounding topography, aligning with various close and distant site features. The Art Barn, a lofty space for writing, welding and photography, departs from local Quonset huts by admitting light and allowing views. Its 50-foot lightning rod “tail” protects from frequent lightning strikes.
AND ART BARN
1993 TELLURIDE, CO
Merit Award, AIA Denver, 1995
New York Times Magazine, “The Masterpieces They Call Home,” Paul Goldberger, March 12, 1995
Global Architecture Houses 40: Project 1994, Tokyo, Japan, 1994
Global Architecture Houses 34: Project 1992, Tokyo, Japan, 1992