The glashausen project is located minutes from downtown Salt Lake City in the rocky mountains of Utah. The site is a large expanse of terrain at the upper end of an alpine canyon, with topography comprised of a steep ridgeline covered in a mix of natural gambrel oak, sage, and native grasses between mountain peaks.
The purpose of glashausen is to provide a model green home designed for a family where time together is celebrated within glass and concrete volumes integrated into wooded canyon surroundings. The project is guided by the intent of good citizenship, forming a modern retreat from the chaos and hyper speed of global life and heightens the role of nature in the domestic. The architecture re-defines responsible development on the threshold between the urban and pristine; offering an escape for this family to dwell in the natural amenities of the mountain site with minimal disturbance to the existing conditions.
The state-of-the-art modern architecture creates an environmentally respectful home design, targeted for LEED platinum certification, with inspiring and sustainable elements throughout. The interior and exterior spaces are connected visually through glass walls and spatial quality is achieved through well-considered materials and details, and attention to the program elements of the main house and the guesthouse connected under a singular roof structure.