This Cantilevered Residence Overlooks a Desert Mountain Landscape

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Located in Ketchum, Idaho is this modern residence designed by Seattle-based architecture firm, Olson Kundig.

With a serene landscape that includes views of the Bald Mountain, Griffin Butte and Adams Gulch trail, the idea of home’s design was to create more intimate moments that would balance the big views.

To blend with its surroundings, the residence is comprised of stone and concrete along with the addition of steel and glass for an industrial vibe. The roof is made of corrugated weathered steel and slopes slightly, while for the interior, wood finishes throughout are intended to make the occupant feel warm and protected.

In terms of its profile, the home’s rectangular volume is defined by two cantilevered sections that also offers additional functionality by providing shaded recreational space in the summer and keeping the building well above the snow line during winter. These sections are connected by a steel and glass bridge that features a south-facing wall that pivots entirely open to truly enjoy the outdoor experience inside.

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