This project is for a family that lost their home in the Marshall Fire, a devastating fire that burned more than a thousand homes in Boulder County, Colorado, on December 30, 2021.
The new design reflects the owners' appreciation of Japanese architecture, including careful consideration of indoor-outdoor connections, entry sequences, and material treatment.
The property's stunning views of the Rockies also heavily influenced the design. The house is conceived as a tower, placing the garage and in-law unit on a low plinth and the living levels above. Furthermore, the design flips traditional layouts by placing bedrooms on the first floor and the open kitchen/dining/living areas on the upper level to gain mountain views.