Sundial House / Specht Architects

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Santa Fe, United States
  • Architects: Specht Architects
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
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  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Miele, Subzero/Wolf, Ann Sacks, Bosch, Clopay, David Gabriel – QPEC, Element, Element C, Graff, Hafele, Heitich, James David, Kohler, Norine Hayes -Interior Design, Wolf Corp. Santa Fe
Sundial House / Specht Architects - Facade
© Casey Dunn

Text description provided by the architects. This ridgetop house in Santa Fe is organized around two perpendicular board-formed concrete walls. The walls are an element of continuity, linking interior and exterior spaces and the landscape beyond. A narrow skylight runs the entire 125’ length of one of the walls, casting changing shadows on the rough concrete over the span of the day.

Sundial House / Specht Architects - Sofa, Table, Beam, Facade, Windows
© Casey Dunn
Sundial House / Specht Architects - Table, Chair, Facade
© Casey Dunn

The front of the house is set deeply into the earth. You enter through a recessed courtyard and into a cool, private vestibule. An opening cut into one of the concrete walls then leads you into the main body of the house, where panoramic views of the Sangre de Christos mountains are revealed. Although there are large expanses of glass, they are all deeply shaded by cantilevered roof forms that create porches around the perimeter.

Sundial House / Specht Architects - Facade, Garden
© Casey Dunn

The house enhances a feeling of connection to the site, both physically, and temporally, and provides a true sense of shelter.

Sundial House / Specht Architects - Lighting, Beam, Windows, Deck
© Casey Dunn

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Cite: "Sundial House / Specht Architects" 10 Sep 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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