SECRET GARDEN HOUSE
AIA Colorado Award Honorable Mention 2017: Residential Over $1 Million
PROJECT: 2800sf House + 600sf Studio New Construction
LOCATION: Boulder, CO
A walk-out lot on a residential block has been fully excavated to allow all four sides of the new home to open on to a sunken garden. Full height glass pocket doors on three sides slide into precast concrete walls to allow the open floor plan of the living level to extend into a highly articulated landscape and garden. A dichroic glass sculpture inserted into the skylight activates the entry, stairwell, and library above with a constantly changing composition of light and color. The dichroic glass refracts and reflects complementary colors which change with the angle of the sun.