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  • Pyramid House

    Central Standard Office of Design (Kelly BAIR), "Pyramid House." Front elevation.
    chicago ILLINOIS

    Pyramid House is a proposal for a mountain house in Telluride Colorado. The project spatially and materially rethinks the archetypical A-Frame House in three dimensions as well as in the round. . . .

    The A-Frame has come to be known as the prototypical vacation home in a variety of environments and Pyramid House is no different in its approach towards this concept of “retreat.” Anchored deep in the mountain rock on the east façade for thermal consistency, the pyramid reveals itself in full as one views opposing elevations. While odd in its formal attributes (few contemporary houses are shaped like pyramids) its shape and material elicit a camouflage effect in the environment in which is it sited. Angled profiles of varying heights mimic mountain peaks while black and white gradient brick patterning is evocative of the figure-ground relationship between rock and snow.

    Additional credits and links:
    Central Standard Office of Design
    Principal: Kelly Bair.

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