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Pasture Project / Imbue Design

  • 01:00 - 29 May, 2012
Pasture Project / Imbue Design
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Holladay, Utah, EEUU
  • Engineer

    Shen Engineering
  • Contractor

    Benchmark Modern
  • Area

    2850.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2011

From the architect. Built on a pristine pasture in the spectacular presence of Mt. Olympus, this dwelling is rooted in the site and fostered by its residents. The owners sought a home that would operate on minimal energy, connect with its environment, promote family interaction and exude exceptional modern design.

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The off-north axis orientation of the private areas optimizes pasture and mountain views while the strict north-south orientation of the living space ensuring winter heat gain and summer shading. Open living maximizes usable floor space by minimizing hallways.

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Without mechanical air conditioning, as requested per the owner, the home’s design employs many passive cooling strategies. Smaller east and west facades reduce surface area for solar gain. A large, super-insulated over hanging roof shades exterior walls and living spaces from the high summer sun. Warm air within the home rises along the pitched ceiling plane where it is exhausted through large operable doors. This induced convection naturally pulls in fresh air, cooled by surrounding vegetation, through ground level windows. Strategic door and floor to ceiling window placements facilitate natural light, distinguished views of the surrounding landscape and cross-ventilation activated by the site’s daily breezes. Darkened, radiant concrete floors serve the only active mechanical system, connecting living spaces and form the grounding counterpoint to the light and volume.

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The owners emphasized family interaction, connectedness, and communal living. This resulted in a large open living space combining kitchen, living, and dining into a year-round indoor/outdoor living experience. With a flush-mounted, fully operable 12 foot tall by 35 foot long glass wall, the line between indoor and outdoor living is blurred. Connection between all remaining spaces, interior and exterior culminates here.

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Upon certificate of occupancy, the brother, a master brewer for locally operated Red Rock Brewery, concocted a limited edition Belgian Ale to celebrate this responsive residence. 'Pasture-rized' was imbibed during a house warming party one fabulous winter evening, formalizing the family's new living space in the pasture. Cheers!

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19 Comments

o0 · June 06, 2012

Architecture: Pasture Project by Imbue Design [Pictures] - http://t.co/XMgKA4gq (via @ArchDaily) #design #architecture

Lao Y · May 31, 2012

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Centor4 · May 30, 2012

Imagine waking up to this. Gorgeous Utah surroundings for this modern home. http://t.co/Fv1FE7Lo More @ http://t.co/MEdaxxCI

SOXVEXTO · May 30, 2012

Imagine waking up to this. Gorgeous Utah surroundings for this modern home. http://t.co/Fv1FE7Lo More @ http://t.co/MEdaxxCI

Chris Brightman · May 30, 2012

Imagine waking up to this. Gorgeous Utah surroundings for this modern home. http://t.co/Fv1FE7Lo More @ http://t.co/MEdaxxCI

lukkas magikk · May 30, 2012

Imagine waking up to this. Gorgeous Utah surroundings for this modern home. http://t.co/Fv1FE7Lo More @ http://t.co/MEdaxxCI

Nicholas Patten · May 30, 2012

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Dorin Gashinov · May 30, 2012

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Koda Design · May 30, 2012
Bobbie Jo Hack · May 30, 2012

Yeah baby.
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Grassrootsmodern · May 30, 2012

Some #slc locals getting some love on @ArchDaily today. http://t.co/p9YCbVlw Way to go Imbue!

Grassrootsmodern · May 30, 2012

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egiannou · May 30, 2012

My birthday is in November ..but I wouldn&#39t mind waiting to get a gift like this :) Pasture Project via @archdaily http://t.co/KLjLrdyx

Chris Templin · May 30, 2012

Yeah baby.
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Imbue Design · May 29, 2012

We&#39ve done it! We&#39ve broken the ArchDaily barrier! Check it out. Things are turning up Imbue!... http://t.co/hAZlFFSw

Santi Maggio Savasta · May 29, 2012

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randall todd · May 29, 2012

Fantastic home, great to see these cooling and heating strategies in play. Such a beautiful setting.

Scott Hinton · May 29, 2012

Great house in a great setting. You nailed it! Way to go.

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