A majority of the materials used for the construction of the building have been locally sourced. What is most amazing here is rebirth of an almost disintegrated and abandoned farmhouse into a super awesome domicile.
Voorsanger Architects created a stunning home in Aspen Colorado. The Wildcat Ridge residence – as it was named – sits atop a 9200 feet elevation overlooking beautiful natural surroundings. The fragile nature of the site challenged the architects to design a home that would follow the contours of the land but display a stunning modern architecture.
Surprising architectural developments are easy to spot – an unusually shaped home immediately catches your attention. This is the case with the Beam House designed by Uri Cohen Architects – a single family residence that seems to have been folded onto itself. Divided in three different parts – private semi private and public – the house bearing the name of its defining feature is a mixture of traditional inspiration and clean modern design.
The interiors are divided between public and private spaces with the high ceiling and open space constructing an inviting platform for a lifestyle in perfect balance with the alpine landscape. An immense rock wall serves as a divider separating the East from the West and also functions as a temperature stabilizer. The use of wood gives you a warm touch visually and a beauty all on its own. The folded roof gives the building a modern look that also blends into the stately mountainous terrain.
As you can see everything single thing in this house is made of glass including the floors ceilings as well as the staircases — yes you’re reading it right Even the book cases the tables and the cabinets are made of glass. The only things we could find not being made out of glass are the bed and the fancy couch. Actually the bed frame and the couch frame ARE made of glass but there’s a nice mattress in there to accommodate your body — after all who would want to sleep on glass?!
Imposing in its size and design the Wildcat Ridge residence is not only a comfortable dwelling but also a home that respects the environment – sixty geothermal wells ensure the energy necessary on a daily basis heating up the house and pool during winter and cooling them down during the summer.The driveway is also heated during the winter so you don’t have to worry about keeping it free from snow.
A marvelous chandelier over the black colored dining table and chairs completely alters the overall manifestation of dining room as it offers a contemporary touch without much effort. Bedrooms were given various color patterns and themes depending on the age of people living in them