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Entry number: UB07041
The project is alongside Bear's Best golf course at the base of a mountain with views to the Las Vegas Strip. The site is split by a dramatic level change by a berm from the front to back of the site. The design fits into the berm enabling a lower level that benefits from natural day lighting.
The design offers connections throughout to the exterior. Moving from space to space, one sees vast perspectives or framed views of the surrounding environment and manmade courtyards. The views culminate in a roof deck which offers unrestricted views to the mountains, course and valley below.
The massing of the residence is connected through a material banding that folds from roof to wall to floor. The upper level is supported on rammed earth walls to form a grounding to the design.
Day lighting not only provides a warmth to the home, but shadow patterns enliven the spaces. Direct sun is minimized through courtyard overhangs.
Material selection includes: rammed earth walls, recycled content metal panels, low-e glazing, and fly-ash content concrete.
Rammed earth walls and arxx wall systems provide heavy thermal mass and an efficient building enclosure.
The design includes smart technology to manage the lighting, shade devices and heating/cooling.
Material in ASL Library: Form Core Boards, Project Description Form, Exteriors Photos, Location Map, Site Plan, Floor Plan, and Interior Photos
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