Endemic Architecture

Fire pit with covered outdoor areaGround and 2nd Floor Plan3rd and 4th Floor PlanElevationsSectionsDouble Exploded Axon Diagram

Mountain House is a proposal for a house in Utah that attempts to stand apart from the natural surroundings while simultaneously merging with it. The formal qualities are best characterized by the manipulation of three features; the barrel vault, the roof scupper, and the [inverted] bay window. Intersecting barrel vaults where the cabin meets the ground minimize the cabin’s physical footprint in the landscape while creating a covered outdoor “porch” with a central fire place for year-round use. This gives the effect of the landscape moving through the house, bringing the landscape and the house into new relationships. Four exaggerated scuppers, one on each side of the house, peel down the facades, directing water to concealed cisterns. 

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