Rocky Mountain House #1
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ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE #1

forma Architecture

AREA
2045 ft²

YEAR
2020

PHOTOGRAPHS
Dylan Brown

CATEGORY
Houses, Sustainability

LOCATION
Carbondale, United States

Rocky Mountain House #1
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Rocky Mountain House #1
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The Rocky Mountain House #1 is a 2000 sf Nordic style house with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths located in the outskirts of Carbondale, Colorado.

Rocky Mountain House #1
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Rocky Mountain House #1
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Rocky Mountain House #1
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Rocky Mountain House #1
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A creek front property with a bird sanctuary in the backyard.

Rocky Mountain House #1
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Rocky Mountain House #1
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A sustainable home that explores a new way of living with smaller spaces and the idea of economic sustainability.

Rocky Mountain House #1
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Rocky Mountain House #1
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Rocky Mountain House #1
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Rocky Mountain House #1
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The house was designed to have an independent and yet connected rental unit which allows the owners to have the possibility to finance the house and also to expand it in the future for when the family grows.

Rocky Mountain House #1
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Rocky Mountain House #1
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Rocky Mountain House #1
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The house was designed to achieve a NET ZERO standard. 

This includes continuous exterior insolation around the whole envelope of the structure, thermals mass for the radiant floor (4" of concrete) electric water heat pump for the hot water, EV charger in the garage, big overhangs to the northwest to protect the big windows from direct sunlight's, etc.

Rocky Mountain House #1
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Rocky Mountain House #1
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Rocky Mountain House #1
© Dylan Brown


Rocky Mountain House #1
Plan - Site
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Plan - Ground floor
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Plan - Loft
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Site


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North elevation
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East elevation
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South elevation
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West elevation


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Axonometría
Rocky Mountain House #1
Axonometría despiece


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