Sunday, April 22, 2012

Irregularly Shaped Modern Residence in Denver, Colorado: Shield House

 Displaying an irregular exterior appearance, the Shield House designed by Studio H:T and located in Denver, Colorado, is a project that won our attention. According to the architects, “this urban infill project juxtaposes a tall, slender curved circulation space against a rectangular living space. The tall curved metal wall was a result of bulk plane restrictions and the need to provide privacy from the public decks of the adjacent three story triplex. This element becomes the focus of the residence both visually and experientially. It acts as sun catcher that brings light down through the house from morning until early afternoon. At night it becomes a glowing, welcoming sail for visitors“. The unusual, but appealing exterior design elements are partially brought indoors with the help of wooden beams, some of them bended. Have a look and tell us what you think.