Project Description

Hillside House

Resting on a narrow, steep lot, the Hillside House takes inspiration from the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde and I. M. Pei’s National Center for Atmospheric Research, using bold simple shapes, shadow, and a subdued material palette.

The home features an inverted floor plan with the public spaces, living room, dining room, and kitchen on the upper level. Its configuration allows for greater solar access and enjoyment of the view of Boulder’s Flatirons from up high. A large cantilever with roof overhang creates a dynamic indoor/outdoor living room, while also passively shading the interior from the harsh rays of the summer sun.