Set amidst the towering pines of Colorado’s gold country, a couple and their girls return to the hills they grew up in. The home is envisioned as a simple and durable yet elegant mountain home. The site, a former mining claim, slopes steeply to the south and the home reaches out to capture the surrounding […]Read more "Zip Trail"
Tucked in to the Juniper and Pinon, this home overlooks the canyons and slickrock surrounding Boulder, Utah. The design uses local, natural, and fire resistant materials to blend in to the landscape. An efficient plan layout and accordion patio doors allow this small home to maximize the indoor-outdoor relationship. Boulder, Utah | 2019Read more "Black Boulder Mesa"
An elevated escape from the city and the desert. This family retreat roots down in the rocky hillside and climbs in to the timbers for views of the Front Range. Idaho Springs, CO | 2020Read more "Mountain Goat Lookout"
UNDER CONSTRUCTION A humble home amidst the juniper and lava rock… This single level home for a painter and a composer, both with roots in dance, celebrates the beauty of the surrounding landscape by sitting in quiet reverence. Low slung hip roofs harken to oriental and native structures. Native rock grounds and shelters wide and […]Read more "Cougar Draw"
We’re giving this sweet little Victorian the upgrade it deserves! Silver Plume is a unique and historic mountain town nestled in a deep valley of the Rockies above 9000 ft. The community keeps life simple and preserves the art and soul of mountain life. It’s an honor to restore this old lady and make space […]Read more "Silver Plume Victorian"
A private sanctuary sits above the bustle of town and Zion National Park. The home opens to the expansive views of the canyon walls while tucking in to the hillside to minimize visibility and exposure. Springdale, UT | 2018 Project Management and Construction Oversight with Peter Stempel, AIARead more "Canyon Panoramic Home"
A rustic but elegant intervention on the edge of Zion National Park. The pine structure references the surrounding buildings and natural forms. The raw materials engage the bather, amplifying the outdoor experience, whether under the stars or a big blue sky. Zion National Park, Utah | 2018Read more "Zion Outdoor Shower"
The Rocky Knoll Sauna compliments a family compound outside of the alpine hamlet of Marble, Colorado. A burnt cedar exterior wraps the simple sauna, creating privacy and defining space: a bench in the sun, an outdoor shower, a secret courtyard. The shadowy form embraces the undergrowth of the forrest and opens to the surrounding snow […]Read more "Rocky Knoll Sauna"
Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity serves the mountain communities near Denver, Colorado, including Jefferson County, Clear Creek County, and Park County. Studio MW has worked with Blue Spruce since 2013 to procure and develop a neighborhood in the hamlet of Empire. Habitat TRES is the third home design. Imagined as a simple, two story home […]Read more "Habitat TRES"
Rising from the pine forest, this small modern home overlooks a deep alpine valley in Central Colorado. The form originates in the golden ratio and celebrates its elemental materials. The exposed board-formed concrete base protects against deep snow accumulation in the winter. Charred cedar planks (shou sugi ban) wrap the home and provide durability and […]Read more "The Hideaway"
At the edge of the epic sandstone canyons and caves of Zion National Park nestles an elegant, rustic artists’ retreat. The compound has a +40 year legacy of artists, architects, and craftsmen leaving their mark. Our intervention includes creating improved bathing and sleeping quarters to reimagine the property as an intimate resort in the wilderness. […]Read more "Cave Valley Retreat"
Nestled in a sleepy town on the edge of Zion National Park, this tiny home does a lot of work. Two separate living units are joined by covered patio/viewing deck. The small enclosed spaces orient to maximize outdoor living and capture the stunning view of mesas, river, and canyon. 2017 | Virgin, UT | […]Read more "Zion Cabin"