The architects of the Clare Walton A&E bureau “grew” this house in full accordance with the landscape of Truckee, California.
For the team of the Clare Walton A&E bureau, designing this house at the Martis Camp ski resort was not only a job, but also a study of the terrain: the architects observed the constantly changing landscape and integrated textures and colors into the interior – from snow-white to the shade of pine needles.
The landscape also influenced the layout of the house: the slender rows of trees prompted the bureau to make the design of the house mesh. The supporting columns were positioned strictly parallel and perpendicular to each other, so that the space was lined up in a long corridor divided into conditional “cells”. Therefore, huge panoramic windows are here not only for a picturesque view, but also so that the rooms do not look narrow and dark.
The total area of the house turned out to be 948 m2. On the ground floor of the main house there are “public” spaces: a combined living room-kitchen-dining room. Right outside the windows, the architects designed a terrace with a lagoon-colored pool. Private rooms were hidden: the master bedroom is separated from the common areas by a “bridge” of glass and steel, thrown over the pool, and the guest bedroom is on the second floor.
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Due to the light floor and white ceiling, the spaces seem light, but in fact the interior is “held” by a dark finish: dark walls repeat the facades of the house from the outside, and walnut panels soften the room and make it warmer. For the same purpose, the authors of the project filled the rooms with “lived-in” objects: antiques made of leather, metal, clay, stone and wood, which echoes the landscape outside the window.
But the pure black color, devoid of any semitones, the authors of the project did not find in nature, so they decided to “cultivate” it here on their own. Well, he’s settled in nicely here.