Museum of Outdoor Arts Element House / MOS Architects

Museum of Outdoor Arts Element House / MOS Architects

© Florian Holzherr © Florian Holzherr © Florian Holzherr © Florian Holzherr + 24

Museum  · 
Anton Chico, United States
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project MOS Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    1500.0 ft2
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  • Design Team

    Michael Meredith, Hilary Sample, Ashley Bigham, Jason Bond, Ryan Culligan, Gideon Danilowitz, Michael Fa-ciejew, Steven Gertner, Jason Kim, Kera Lagios, Ryan Ludwig, Gabrielle Marcoux, Meredith McDaniel, Elijah Porter, Michael Smith, Mathew Staudt, Marrikka Trotter
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  • Structural Engineer

    Edward Stanley Engineers
  • Climate Engineer

    Paul Stoller
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© Florian Holzherr
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Text description provided by the architects. The Museum of Outdoor Arts Element House is a structural insulated panel (SIPS) modular building designed to operate independently of public utilities by integrating passive systems and on-site energy-generation. The house functions as a guest house and visitor center for Star Axis, a nearby land art project by the artist Charles Ross in New Mexico.

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Section Detail Axonométrica 1 Roof Plan + 24

Using simple sustainable building practices to increase environmental performance, everything is stripped down to basic components. The organization of the house is based on an expansive geometric system of growth, radiating and aggregating outward, one module after another. A decentralized field of solar chimney volumes replaces the traditional solid mass of the domestic hearth.

© Florian Holzherr
© Florian Holzherr
© Florian Holzherr
© Florian Holzherr

Commissioned and built by the Museum of Outdoor Arts as the guest house for Star Axis an eleven-story sculptural observatory created by Charles Ross.

© Florian Holzherr
© Florian Holzherr

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Address: County Rd C47C, Anton Chico, NM 87711, United States

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Cite: "Museum of Outdoor Arts Element House / MOS Architects" 16 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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