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Missouri Heights Residence in Carbondale, CO by Forum Phi Architecture

 
March 21st, 2014 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Forum Phi Architecture

The Missouri Heights Residence project began with an interesting client, an amazing site and a goal for the ultimate in eco-conscious architectural design. Built on a 36-acre lot with majestic views of the Roaring Fork Valley, the “Mountain Modern” home is strongly focused on energy efficiency. The property is south facing to maximize solar access.

With views to the south, this home takes advantage of natural vistas and solar access to responsibly open its living space, creating a real sense of indoor/ outdoor living., Image Courtesy © Brent Moss Photography

  • Architects: Forum Phi Architecture
  • Project: Missouri Heights Residence
  • Location: Carbondale, CO, U.S.A
  • Photography: Brent Moss Photography
  • Software used: Archicad, Ecotect

Image Courtesy © Brent Moss Photography

The construction of the structures uses a number of unique sustainable strategies including consideration of the natural land grade, reused and recycled materials, and strategically engineered overhangs that capture indirect light for heating and window orientation based on the prevailing winds to offer cooling in the summer. The modern barn houses all of the solar energy for the house and doubles as a wood shop for the client.

The construction of the structures uses a number of sustainable strategies including: consideration of the natural land grade, reused and recycled materials, and strategically engineered overhangs that capture seasonal direct solar gain for heating and window orientation based on the prevailing winds to maximize cross-ventilation., Image Courtesy © Brent Moss Photography

The main living area opens into the dining and kitchen spaces giving the home an excellent harmony and flow of energy. The private spaces of the home include the upper floor master and its covered deck , along with the lower level guest quarters that follow the natural site grade to a lower walk out patio. Tucked into the most private corner of the home, taking advantage of the views of the sunset and the more diffuse northern light, is a yoga studio. The home has a very organic feel with a great deal of usable outdoor space to enjoy.

Image Courtesy © Brent Moss Photography

Built on a 36-acre lot with majestic views of the Roaring Fork Valley, maintaining a compact footprint in order to preserve the areas national beauty., Image Courtesy © Brent Moss Photography

Image Courtesy © Brent Moss Photography

Image Courtesy © Brent Moss Photography

A protected patio which is sheltered from wind with great solar access allowing for outdoor use to be extended through the spring and fall., Image Courtesy © Brent Moss Photography

The master bedroom opens to the view with high east facing windows to capture the morning sun., Image Courtesy © Brent Moss Photography

Image Courtesy © Brent Moss Photography

Modern adaptations of local building forms creates a contemporary contextual style. Materials which weather well or are weather proof ensure low maintenance and low impact., Image Courtesy © Brent Moss Photography

The modern barn produces all of the solar energy for the house and doubles as a furniture studio where the owner constructed much of the woodwork found in this residence. Image Courtesy © Brent Moss Photography

The master entry opens to the southern views creating a bring and welcoming entrance experience, Image Courtesy © Brent Moss Photography

Contemporary design elements allow small spaces to feel generous while keeping square footage to a minimum., Image Courtesy © Brent Moss Photography

An open fl oor plan in the main living area allows for passive strategies of cross ventilation and engineered solar gain to benefi t the entire space. Image Courtesy © Brent Moss Photography

Image Courtesy © Brent Moss Photography

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