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   AIA Nevada Design & Service Awards Archive -> 2006 awards -> mBOX



Entry number: UB06022
Project Name: mBox
Building Type: Residential, Single Family
Completion Date: August 2007  
Architect: AssemblageSTUDIO

Design team:
Landscape architect: AssemblageSTUDIO
Structural engineer: Mendenhall Smith
Civil engineer: Summit

Design Approach/Narrative:

The design creates a resolution to the varying components of the client’s program under a single roof. A personal living and entertainment zone with removed guest suites. The 1 st volume, an open 2 story space, interweaves both public and private functions of the client; a single man in his 30’s. This space is expanded into the exterior courtyard to increase opportunities for entertaining. “Exterior rooms” are created in the landscape by screen walls, elevated patios, recessed turf play and a pool to form a seamless indoor/outdoor entertaining connection. The 2 nd volume houses individual guest suites and a public deck overlooking distant views to the valley and Las Vegas Strip.

Materials are derived from the nearby black mountains and landscape. Design encourages indoor/outdoor living, natural light and cross ventilation.

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