One of our projects – the Burnside residence – was recently featured as a Project Profile on the AIA website.
We were given the opportunity to name the road that leads to the Burnside residence, which sits on a 25-acre property. We named it “Sendero de Luz”, or “Path of Light” – an apt description of the underlying theme of the house. Its orientation on the ridge, the nature of the fenestration, the rooms wrapped around an open courtyard – all were determined with this idea of light being a form-defining element. The square two-foot thick stone courtyard wall with thin skylights surrounding it, oriented to the cardinal directions, is the element that most reveals the building’s connection to the arc of the sun.