ABC ECO LOFTS

Location: Aspen Airport Business Center, Aspen, CO

Project Description: The architecture developed from the pursuit of several competing goals: The first required optimizing, in three dimensions, the location of the program elements as they related to available site views. Upon analysis, site views proved to be highly selective and in general, improved with elevation; The second goal was to reinforce positive pedestrian site connections to the AABC restaurants, bus stops, and trails. The plan geometry and circulation is inflected toward the site stair that leads to Louis Swiss Bakery, a dance studio, and the heart of the AABC commercial core; The third goal was to create a serviceable, yet elegant image of a residential industrial loft, that would provide an oasis within a context unconcerned with dwelling, pedestrian activity or automobile management. Signature architectural features of the AABC are employed. The CMU parapeted common wall, repetitive bay composition, and industrial material covenant requirements extend and domesticate the vocabulary. The repetitive articulation of individual units was felt to be important for a sense of ownership, as well as the expression of the sustainable technologies that support them.

FIRST PLACE - CITY OF ASPEN DESIGN COMPETITION
AIA COLORADO WEST CITATION AWARD 2011

 

CONTACT
PROFILE
PRESS
NEWS
PROJECTS

RESIDENTIAL

ALTA SKI HOUSE
UR.2 HOUSE
MEADOWOOD HOUSE
INSIDE-OUT HOUSE
HORIZON HOUSE
GUEST HOUSE
BLUE MOON RANCH
NEAR FAR HOUSE

ADU

PUBLIC

PITKIN COUNTY LIBRARY
CARBONDALE LIBRARY
WAGNER PARK
RED BRICK ARTS CENTER
street FURNITURE

MULTI FAMILY / MIXED USE

LIVE-WORK
SUN MICROSYSTEMS
ABC ECOLOFTS
Aces housing