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Veranda House

Located in the High Desert region of Colorado, the Veranda house overlooks a site rich with archaeological history and uninterrupted views to the San Juan Mountain Ranges and nearby Mesa Verde National Park. The design of the Veranda House was driven by framing distinctly oriented views to the landscape, as well as a continuous wrap-around deck programmed for both public and private verandas throughout the plan.

The scheme of Veranda House is organized on a rotated triangular grid, which provides unique opportunities for fully transparent cross-views through the house which work with the natural sun path to allow for strategic shading or direct solar thermal gains throughout the year. The open interior is captured within intersecting cubic volumes, while private bedrooms as well as a greenhouse flank either end of the plan. A continuous standing seam roof encloses the deep triangular patios and reveals a private roof deck which is accessible from the exterior.

The scheme of Veranda House is organized on a rotated triangular grid, which provides unique opportunities for fully transparent cross-views through the house which work with the natural sun path to allow for strategic shading or direct solar thermal gains throughout the year. The open interior is captured within intersecting cubic volumes, while private bedrooms as well as a greenhouse flank either end of the plan. A continuous standing seam roof encloses the deep triangular patios and reveals a private roof deck which is accessible from the exterior.

  • Location
    Cortez, CO
  • Year
    2021
  • Client
    Residential New Build
  • Area
    1800sqft