Turkey Creek Residence

Turkey Creek, CO | 2007

Conceptually, the structure is an insulated core with calibrated openings and views that can be manually opened or closed, and wrapped with a wide-sweeping sun shield. Puncturing the sun shield is a calculated light to give the Client a moving sun beam, always protected from the elements. Optimizing its compact size with minimal tempered space, the amount of finished interior space was matched in exterior space.

The design opportunity arose from inspiration of a property’s unique characteristics. Located within an ever-changing microclimate and quite remote location prompted us to provide for as much passive energy as the site could produce, leaving very little reliance on man-made power. Nestled amongst boulders with beautiful patina, aged conifers and vivid wildflowers, the cabin will give the couple a permanent moment of solstice.