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Zen Garden House / David Jay Weiner

  • 01:00 - 16 December, 2011
Zen Garden House / David Jay Weiner
Zen Garden House / David Jay Weiner, © Bill Ellzey
© Bill Ellzey

© Bill Ellzey © Bill Ellzey © Bill Ellzey © Bill Ellzey +14

   

© Bill Ellzey
© Bill Ellzey

This project is a response to a client’s desire to build a small retreat in the high dessert of the San Luis Valley (elevation +8,500 ft.) with stunning views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Great Sand Dunes National Monument. The area is known for its serenity and environmental uniqueness. The house is designed to not only respond to that environment but also to take advantage of the unique spirituality of the site.

© Bill Ellzey
© Bill Ellzey

The house is conceived as a single volumetric enclosure that wraps and folds around itself to form and define three major interior spaces and tie the house to the landscape. The primary interior space is used for living, dining and cooking. The two other spaces flanking the primary space serve as master bedroom suite and a traditional tatami mat meditation space adjacent to an outdoor room that is used as a Zen meditation rock garden. Large areas of glass are used to capture the views, allow for passive solar orientation and blur the distinction between inside and outside. The house is designed to be relatively inexpensive both in construction and maintenance. As the property is remote and off-the-grid system and, having more than 300 sun days per year, the 1,600 sq. ft. house is powered with a solar energy photovoltaic system. The seven-acre site has been left undisturbed to the fullest extent possible.

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Jie · May 29, 2015

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rebar · September 18, 2012

How could the namesake of the house not be show cased? The zen garden is not in any photos anywhere...

Dekor Guru · January 04, 2012

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Centor4 · December 24, 2011

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Centor4 · December 24, 2011

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eduardo avalos velez · December 23, 2011

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Robert Remiker · December 22, 2011

Barren Serenity in the San Luis Valley http://t.co/pcx0ZfnA

Mike Long · December 21, 2011

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alessandro galperti · December 20, 2011
Matt Schiavone · December 20, 2011

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ambushu · December 19, 2011

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Alberto López · December 19, 2011

Quien pudiera descansar en un entorno así,un despertar... #ArqInt http://t.co/5Kb3jmn0

Franz Spitaler · December 18, 2011

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don't get it... · December 18, 2011

what is zen about this house? seems that this one could fit any vacant suburban lot with a garden

Gunthercito · December 18, 2011

“@mocoloco: A small #retreat in the high desert of the San Luis Valley, #Colorado. http://t.co/Z04RE1vi

MOCO LOCO · December 17, 2011

A small retreat in the high desert of the San Luis Valley, Colorado @Archdaily. http://t.co/JsdtLA9e #houses

MOCO LOCO · December 17, 2011

A small retreat in the high desert of the San Luis Valley, Colorado @Archdaily. http://t.co/O6EyQnjH #houses

MrLucky · December 17, 2011

nice view

vali nagacevschi · December 17, 2011

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Arquitectura · December 17, 2011

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