Fish Creek Residence
10000 s.f. | wilson, wyoming
photography by Pixel Light Digital Imaging Services, Inc. 

 

This house is about quality of material and scale. Two simple principles crafted to create a sense of space and calm with a deliberate commentary about its respect for place. The direct program of "minimalist ranch-house" with both modernist and regionalist roots set the tone for the convergence of metropolitan/rural and technological/natural. The residence is in a high mountain valley privately set beside a river. Every considerations was given in preserving and maintaining surrounding wetlands, grasses, and natural vegetation. With a gracious scale adequate for stables or livestock the U-shape courtyard plan relates each space to the other through the common experience of transparency. Expanses of glass deep set under the knife-edge steel eave float the roof form and obscure the lines between interior and exterior. Those lines diminish further as clear cedar and stone walls flow freely inside and out, the user continually aware of the surrounding grandeur.