House Open/Closed

“Architecture is when the window is too big. . . or too small.”

The Open/Closed house is an infill located on a bluff at the base of the Colorado foothills. Clad in Shou Sugi Ban, the façade presents a relatively closed face at the street level, maintaining privacy within. An over-scaled second floor window, questions the expectations we have of domestic scale.
The private side of the home is three stories of floor to ceiling glass looking out over the town and Colorado plains. Again, in a reversal of domestic expectations, the aerie master suite and the main living spaces share transparency to the outdoors. The spaces invoke a sense of flying or soaring above the rooftops to the south, like the hang gliders in the distance.


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