Piampiano Residence is a stunning contemporary remodel by Studio B Architects in Woody Creek, Colorado. The home was originally several structures on a narrow site that were wedged between a steep embankment and the rivers edge. The architects did not want to demolish the existing house as the relationship to the Roaring Fork would then be lost. Using the existing structures for mass, scale and materials, the ordinary was transformed into a series of additions and new elements to unify the new residence blurring the boundary of existing and new.
From the Architects: Perched within the tall conifers and unable to remove them, the reclaimed siding reflects the texture/color of the trees, refers to the previous house and coupled with aluminum windows yield a maintenance-free exterior. The additions and detached garage/guest suite configurations are driven by the site and topographical constraints while providing the owner requested programmatic requirements. The simple white and maple interiors capture and reflect natural light within the heavily shaded site and provides contrast to the darker and textured exteriors. The project was completed on schedule and within three percent of the original estimated budget in the spring of 2013.
The value we offered was a vision utilizing existing conditions and saw that as an opportunity as opposed to a hindrance. Our exploration and creative use of material options, both exterior and interior enabled us to deliver a high-level of design and architecture on a limited budget.
Photos: Derek Skalko, Andrew Pogue
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