Residence: Alpine, Utah
The Intersection of HOUSE and LAND. It begins with 2 strong forms: 1 that holds back the land + 1 that floats on top. Together the 2 forms join and root so firmly where positioned that the structure could not be relocated elsewhere without removing half the hillside with it. Stone walls slice through and retreat into the landscape. Accessible roof areas become terraces. Covered patios protect from the intense summer sun. Tucked within the existing scrub oak the 2 forms and adjacent hillside create a private yard with to views to Lone Peak, Utah
Lake and beyond. A home connected to the land. An object in the Great Basin.