The Glashausen project is located near Salt Lake City, Utah, on an expansive canyon site comprised of a steep ridgeline covered in a mix of gambel oak, sage, and native grasses. The glass and concrete volumes integrate into the surrounding landscape, providing a modern family retreat from the chaos and hyper speed of global life. The residence 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 interior and exterior spaces are connected visually, and spatial quality is achieved through well-considered materials and details. The main house, guesthouse, and courtyard connect under a singular roof structure that links these program elements.