PROJECTS: RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS: Glass House
Set into the extreme typography of the boulder foothills, the design of this structure was intended to grow out of the site.
A minimal approach and thorough analysis was used to restore the site's ecololgy back to its original state. Subtle stone terraces, staircases and boulders create functional spaces that blend into the character of this beautiful setting. The vegetation palette was matched to the surrounding foothills and changes drastically throughout the seasons. The fine detailing of a steel trough filled with crushed stone allows the vegetation to blend with the glass and allow drainage. Native buffalo grass was used as a central lawn area which sits on top of the garage. Local sandstone, native grasses, wildflowers, trees, and shrubs were used to restore the site's heritage. The house itself becomes part of its surroundings as it reflects the sky and the earth.
Location: Boulder, Colorado
In collaboration with Thomas Phifer and Partners.