The 1500 square foot residence is an exercise in reducing the average American home size while implementing environmentally sensitive strategies including recycled materials, green roofs and photovoltaics. The residence is anchored by an existing rock outcropping and takes full advantage of the distant ridge views to the south. The main floor includes two shipping containers that saddlebag a wedge shaped space. The containers hold the function of bedrooms, bath, office, laundry and kitchen while the center space is used for entry, dining, and living. The upper floor is an open loft with a platform bed that slides on tracks outdoors as a reference to the quintessential camping experience.  (Photos by Braden Gunem)



AIA Colorado Citation Award