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AIA Nevada Design & Service Awards Archive -> 2009 awards -> House Ten


Entry number: B09013
Project Name: House Ten
Building Type: Private Residence
Completion Date: April 2009
Type of Construction: Type V
Materials Used: Rammed earth, plaster, low-e glazing, weathered steel
Building Area: 8,000 sf

Statement of Design Approach:
The home is for a married couple and their two small children. They wanted a home that would allow them to enjoy the views to the mountains, golf course and Las Vegas Strip.

The project is alongside Bearís 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 that benefits from natural daylighting.

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.

Sustainable Description:
Solar panels provide heating for the pool, domestic water and radiant floor. 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.


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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.

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