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Location | Denver, Colorado
The residence explores the boundaries between urban living and family gathering, privacy and openness. The variety of spaces open themselves entirely to one side – to the adjacent lawn and city park, to views of the nearby monastery, or the city skyline – while maintaining privacy and protection on the remaining three sides.
While the lower level opens up to the expansive lawn and park, the upper floor and penthouse are nestled within the canopies of neighboring vegetation, providing filtered and seasonal views to the city beyond. Inside the residence, light pours through numerous openings on the southern face of the building, highlighted by the full-height stair tower which provides natural illumination to every level of the house.
In plan and section, the boxes shift to create two-story volumes, overhangs and covered porches, maximizing the quality of space and the indoor/outdoor living. The dialogue of protection and openness continues on the elevation as skin and void infill the boxes creating a warmth and textural contrast to the homogenous nature of the containers.