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28FEB 2012

Ark House / Axis Mundi

Posted in Architecture - Houses by * FORMAKERS

Madison Valley, Montana | This project is situated on a sloping windswept bluff overlooking Beaver Head National Forest with extraordinary views of Big Sky Mountain.

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The overall design is a long barn-like structure bisected across the center by an enormous cantilevered observation deck of nearly 4800 sq. ft.

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Half of the main form is an open shell which serves as an entrance pavilion. It contains only a staircase leading up to the observation deck.

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From the deck, one can enter the main house in the other half. There is an alternate, sheltered path under the deck, opening behind the staircase.

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Fabricated from Corten steel and glass, a 60-foot bridge spans a 3-story atrium space below. To Down Plan On the uppermost level of the house is the main living space which includes kitchen, dining and living areas.

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All of the floors have breath-taking mountain views at one end and look in to the atrium at the other. The atrium walls are lined with a Corten steel trellis.

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A lily pond resides at the base. Sustainability This home features near-zero energy use thanks to a high performance building envelope, a geothermal heating and cooling system, and photovoltaic panels that produce as much energy as the home needs each year.

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The 100-acre site preserves the native landscape..

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Design team:
Design Team: John Beckmann, Ronald Dapsis, Masaru Ogasawara and Natacha Mankowski
Renderings: Ronald Dapsis and Masaru Ogasawara
Total Area: 10,200 sq. ft. including 4,800 sq. ft. observation deck.
Materials: Reclaimed oak siding and beams, Corten steel, glass, photovoltaic standing seam roof, CMU, steel sub-structure.


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