modern idaho rural home by Olson Kundig

Modern Rural Idaho Home by Olson Kundig

Dynamic Architectural Publications

The Bigwood Residence by architectural firm Olson Kundig is tucked into a hillside in Sun Valley, a resort town in Idaho. Encompassing 6,500 square feet (604 square metres), the two-storey vacation home offers sweeping views of natural landmarks such as Bald Mountain, Griffin Butte and Adams Gulch. The house is composed of two cantilevering bars made of glass and steel, which project toward the landscape. One bar serves as the main dwelling, while the other contains guest quarters. Providing a strong connection to the surrounding environment was a guiding concern for the architects. With exterior steel windows and door systems by Dynamic Architectural, …

Mountain Rustic Custom Home

Mountain Home, Built for the Views

Dynamic Architectural Publications

Excerpts from Norman Kolpas of Mountain Living A Dream Home in the Tetons with Mod Style “Views of the Tetons are almost always the paramount issue here in Jackson Hole,” says Brad Hoyt, lead architect of Hoyt/CTA Architects Engineers in Jackson, Wyoming. The building site, almost an acre of ridge-top land in the Spring Creek Ranch subdivision, slopes downward to both the west and the south. For this reason the architects opted to stack the home’s three levels, orienting the primary rooms toward views that sweep directly across the valley to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and span the entire Teton Range. “We …

Rustic Modern Lake Tahoe Home

Lake Tahoe Home Blends Multiple Styles

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Excerpts from Kyle Magin of Tahoe Quarterly An expertly crafted home for a family of six in Martis Camp inspires a double-take. A stone, metal and clear cedar palette is standard in Martis homes, but there’s something different about this one. Traditional materials join together in a decidedly contemporary way—the sandstone is cut horizontally as opposed to stacked, copper shingles will age differently than the more common hot-rolled steel applications while curved rooflines bend conventional materials to the home’s contemporary design. It beckons for a closer inspection both inside and out. Homeowners commissioned Keith Kelly and Ryan Marsden of Truckee’s Kelly-Stone Architects, …