This house in modern style is located at Cedar Crest, New Mexico (the USA) and projected by architects from Edward Fitzgerald Architects studio.
This building is located on the steep hill and is perfectly fitted in the natural landscape. The house`s exterior as if strives to merge with the surroundings. The finishing is partially represented by wall panels, the colour of which repeats the palette of hills, and partially by plaster of grey, “stone” colour.
Nature-preserving technologies of life support are used at this part of residence, namely solar batteries, set up at the roof. Electricity is intended for water heating as well as under floor heating. Moreover, rainwater is captured into the underground tanks for further house territory water impounding.
The cozy living room is conjoined with kitchen and its high ceiling visually enlarges the space. There are panoramic windows across the room, which allow to enjoy marvelous surrounding hills with a bird’s eye view. Yet the truly homelike atmosphere is created by the flame of the fireplace.The unique building`s exterior looks quite natural and doesn`t violate the harmony of nature.
It is necessary to say that integrity of nature and human is inviolable and must never be broken. Therefore the architect`s aspiration to restore it is truly admirable. We are glad to hear Your opinion as to this tendency.
Photos by: Robert Reck