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Galisteo
Burnside
Greene
Arcure
Van Drimmelen/Gore
Hoover
Lehman
Buchan
Dejah
Miller/Anderson
Ettinger/McLaughlin
Casa Sagrada
Seade
Tandem
Wetzel/Cameron
Dunn
Cerro Gordo
Chapel of Light
Community Bank

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text]The house placement is in a clearing along a modest ridge that allows dramatic views to the Sangre de Christo Mountains to the east, Ortiz and Sandia Mountains to the south and the Jemez Mountains to the west. Six primary massings are arranged along a central spine oriented north/south. The west side of the spine has three massings accommodating the garage, entry and three en-suite guest bedrooms. On the east side of the spine is the great room, den and...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text]The challenge was designing a home on a steep, very rocky, mountainous site that had been scarified by the previous owner. Our task was to create a home that would be one with the landscape, all the while overcoming the disturbed terrain that was intended for an entirely different design. The solution was to place the home over the modified land in such a way that the primary rooms are elevated and oriented toward the dramatic western panorama, overlooking the...

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1456998711092{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text el_class="project_main_cont"]GALISTEO BASIN PRESERVE RESIDENCE This modern home successfully translates the language of centuries-old southwestern residential design into contemporary values of spatial simplicity, sculptural form, and honesty of materials. There is repose and quietude that envelopes this residence, conveying a Zen-like austerity that is not impoverished nor vacuous, but rather spiritually transformative. In an age where New Mexico residential architecture too often is slavishly imitative of historical precedents, this clean and refreshing statement of high elevation living is...

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1503919786860{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text]The courtyard was to be a focal point: meditative, protective and quiet, in contrast to the outdoor areas along the ridge. Views were to be revealed subtly, gradually. The house was to appear rooted in the earth, with lots of light. All of the design elements were determined with the idea of light being a form-defining element. This approach is complemented with an aesthetic that takes the Santa Fe style and integrates a Zen like simplicity...

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1503921487366{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text el_class="project_main_cont"]Overall, the clients were looking for a sense of warmth, comfort and protection, with a comingling of interior and exterior worlds. They felt that the house should be responsive to the site and preserve some of the characteristics of the mesa and be an organic part of it. Indoors, they wanted a sense of expansive shelter, without excluding the outdoors.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text el_class="project_main_cont"]This house is an example of modernism that has been regionalized to fit...

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1503920119013{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text el_class="project_main_cont"]The clients wanted a “solid, old-world feel”, like an old Mexican hacienda, small yet energy-efficient. They wanted a house that was warm and comfortable, with monastic simplicity; the sense of a house as a haven, a retreat. The project’s design origins come from a combination of the traditional Mexican hacienda and the regional Northern New Mexican style.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text el_class="project_main_cont"]Room proportions, sizes and volume were determined by assessing traditional homes of this character. This was combined...

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1456998711092{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text el_class="project_main_cont"]This home, which earned three awards in the Santa Fe 2011 Parade of Homes, including best kitchen, best overall design and the Grand Hacienda Award, provides a serene, secluded retreat in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The architecture recedes back to frame panoramic views, and light is used as a form-defining element.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text]Paying close attention to the topography of the steep lot allowed for minimal intervention onto the site. While the home feels strongly anchored,...

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1456998711092{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text el_class="project_main_cont"]The theme of this project was an exploration of designing within the historical vernacular of the Northern New Mexican style of architecture, while concurrently responding to site specific issues, such as predominant views, the changing light throughout the day and seasons, the natural topography, micro-climate, etc. In addition, A Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander, was closely referenced to imbue the home with those timeless, universal aspects of architecture that resonate with many, including the homeowners. Many...

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text el_class="project_main_cont"]To these clients, a family-oriented house was important: bright, open, with clean, contemporary lines. Symmetry and balance were also important, with strong horizontal and vertical expression. Access to views was on their list as well, which is accomplished with energy efficient, high quality and beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows and doors, which also provide lots of natural light and an easy flow between indoor and outdoor living spaces.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text el_class="project_main_cont"]This contemporary design centers on a continued pursuit to create...

[vc_row anchor="projectcover" css=".vc_custom_1488614199683{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text el_class="project_main_cont"]In this design for a home in southwest Utah we chose to look back to the historical origins of Spanish Pueblo Revival vernacular and decided to create a compound, which is found in older homes throughout Mexico, Spain and the Middle East. Even though the home is essentially one building, we broke up the massing to give the appearance of several structures organized around a central courtyard. Hence, the primary rooms all have distinct...