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Volcano View Retreat

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, CA
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Funders: Interior Designer: JLS Design Structural engineer: Gabbart + Woods Mechanical engineer: Woods Energy Consultant General contractor: Crocker Construction Photographer: JLS Design Computer modeling: JLS Design
Description: The introduction of CMU towers, steel beams and floating horizontal planes, allows the residence to cascade down the steep slope. Cantilevered trays space ties the towers together and permit the residence to anchor itself to the steep hillside while conversely thrust the living area, bedrooms, and lakeside decks out over the lake. Simple, yet elegant, zoning of service/structural sandblasted towers, glass and cement panel infill walls, and spanning steel beams define the minimal separation from the natural environment. Comer glass further enhances the indoor/outdoor fusion. Material's inherent qualities clearly expressed, natural light, and structural purity compliment this lens of Mother Nature's. ground source geo-exchange hydronic floor heating and exposed CMU towers provide an abundance of thermal mass, particularly in the low sun angle winter months. Operable skylights tower supply a passive "stack-effect" during the few warm summer weeks. A living-green roof above the main living area creates an intimate foreground for the entry and the only mentionable yard on a 30 degree slope. Cumulatively each of the aforementioned elements lends themselves to establishing an observation nest elegantly suspended between towers on the steep shoreline of Lake Almanor.
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Extra Note: AIA Nevada Design Awards (2005) Entry No. UB05038, Submission.
UNLV Architecture Studies Library holds: Form Core Boards, Project Entry Form, Project Identification Form, Photo Release Form, Intern Compensation Disclaimer Form, Exterior Renderings, Location Map, Vicinity Photos, Site Plan, Elevations, Floor Plans, Sections, Model Photos, and CD

AIA Nevada Design Awards (2006) Entry No. UB06025, Honor Award.
UNLV Architecture Studies Library holds: Form Core Boards, Project Identification Form, Photo Release Form, Intern Compensation Disclaimer Form, Project Entry Form, Exteriors Photos, Site Plan, Floor Plans, Interior Photos and CD