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   AIA Nevada Design & Service Awards Archive -> 2006 awards -> Kibble Residence



Entry number: UB06017
Project Name: Dancing Bears Residence
Building Type: Residential, New Single Family Dwelling
Completion Date: Pending
Architect: JLS Design 

Design team:
Architect: Joel L. Sherman
Interior designer: Joel L. Sherman
Structural engineer: Louis "rocky" Woods
Structural engineer: Gabbart+Woods Structural Engineers
Mechanical engineer: Clement Woods, Woods Energy Consultant
Photographers: Joel L. Sherman Computer modeling: Daniel Peralta

Design Approach/Narrative: The introduction of the CMU towers, in the shadows of the Sierra Buttes and perched along the scenic Feather River canyon corridor, “539 dancing bears” was one of the first projects designed for the “Taliesin” master-planned community, Gold Mountain. The “Kiva” influence enforces the centrally focused family design, and fully absorbs the highly-desired southwest solar gain. The radius spine links the proportionally hierarchical spaces together as they step down the topography, and acts as a sundial, evolving throughout the day and year. Great lengths were taken to allow the “dance of light” throughout the structure. The simple yet elegant palette of sand blasted CMU (modern stone), redwood, exposed “bent” fir beams vaults, flat stock Cor-ten steel, and glass affords the desired unadorned, rustic architectural language.

Material in ASL Library: Form Core Boards, Project Description Form, Exteriors Photos, Location Map, Site Plan, Floor Plan, and Interior Photos





These images are low-resolution reproductions of the images provided for the AIA Nevada Design Awards. All materials should be considered copyrighted and may not be reproduced or used without permission.

Monday, 17-Dec-2012 10:50:01 PST