Winter Park House Architecture & Design Progress

Winter park, Grand county, Colorado. Building a new home in the mountains is not easy but so much fun! We collaborated with Julie Doman Interior Design on this simple cabin. You remember this last post of the amazing site that we get to work with. Since that post we have made much progress on the design. Making this project much closer to getting built. These simple views from Revit are getting me excited about this project. It's going to be such an incredible place to rent as a mountain house. We are designing it for the ski season in mind. Keeping in mind hardy materials that can withstand the impact of ski boots and snow being dragged into house. Concrete floors and radiant heat were a no-brainer. But we also created extensive ski storage and boot warming space. The front of the house will be a minimalist box form and...

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New Cabin in Winter Park | Getting started with the site

We are starting to work on a new cabin in Winter Park, Colorado. Building a new cabin in the mountains of Colorado can be a daunting task. But as avid skiers, we can certainly appreciate the appeal. As architects, this is our favorite type of project. A new, ground-up building with tons of potential. While we have written about building a house, building in the mountains presents it's own unique challenges and opportunities. The largest challenge is sequencing any site work around the ground frost. Given the limited number of sitework contractors in these mountain towns, it's important to have all your ducks in a row so that contractors can hit the ground running. The ground is often frozen until May/June and starts freezing again as early as September/October. This makes winter a perfect time to design for a "Spring Start". As you can see in these photos of the...

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A Kitchen Renovation Concept Inspired By Japanese & Scandinavian Design

Elevation A kitchen renovation is one of the most common project requests that we get. Even though it's a very common request, at the start of every project we follow the same process. Information gathering. We need to find out the goals of the project, which are often related to the program, functionality, site constraints, and financial requirements. These are the real-world metrics that are going to influence the design After gathering the information we start our design process. Ever since architecture school, we found Japanese and Scandinavian design appealing. Through a kitchen renovation, we can illustrate how the tents of "Japandi" design are so classic and timeless. And why so many of their tenets are part of our core principles of design. Japanese & Scandinavian design priorities Integration with nature is supreme on the list of requirements. The connection to nature is important to create a human-centered design. Even with spaces...

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