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River Bank House / Balance Associates Architects

  • 01:00 - 28 March, 2012
River Bank House / Balance Associates Architects
River Bank House / Balance Associates Architects, © Steve Keating Photography
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From the architect. The River Bank House sits along the Gallatin River just outside Big Sky, Montana. The clients love to entertain, so the house was set up to create an open and casual atmosphere with a strong connection to the outdoors. The house is oriented toward the best view of the river while maintaining good solar orientation for taking advantage of solar heat gain in the winter and keeping out the hot summer sun. 

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© Steve Keating Photography

The large roof over the living room serves to shade large areas of glass in the summer, while geothermal heat pumps and high levels of insulation help keep it warm and energy efficient in the winter. In such an extreme climate the house was specifically designed to withstand both extremes of the temperature spectrum.

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© Steve Keating Photography

The house is separated into the main living area and the guest wing. The guest area is designed so that it can be shut off from the rest of the house when unoccupied and set back to a lower temperature when not in use. Additionally, the two wings of the house bend in order to capture the best views of the river and create a protected entry courtyard.

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donkeypet · May 17, 2012

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Ting · May 17, 2012

dream house in the woods. i mean the place is called "big sky, montana", come on. | http://t.co/kE0NrY2g

Nick Allen · March 30, 2012

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Numerus Design · March 30, 2012

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js · March 30, 2012

The only thing I like about this house is the view and the architect can't take any credit for that.

Aleksandr Koval · March 30, 2012

I don't see any of heating devices. Is it possible? I'm sure that there is low temperatures in Montana with a lot of snow in winter as normal.

Adam R. Miller · March 29, 2012

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