WAN World Architecture News has awarded an Aspen ski lodge the coveted Best Residential Interior Award – La Muna by¬†Oppenheim Architecture + Design¬†was also shortlisted in the WAF World Architecture Festival¬†Awards this year.
FROM the designers:
The design involved the complete renovation and minor addition to one of the first homes built in the ultra-exclusive enclave of Red Mountain in Aspen, Colorado. ¬†Thirty years of haphazard changes to the building had hidden the potential beauty and purity of this house. ¬†The new design restored and enhanced this rustic ski chalet with all its imperfections – homage to the Japanese sensibility of wabi sabi.
Now clad in reclaimed regional wood, stone, and weathered steel and copper, the home is intended to make a minimal impact on the natural resources and merge effortlessly with its idyllic surroundings of forest, stream and mountain. ¬†Solar collectors provide energy needed for power and hot water, while extremely large operable panels of insulated glass blur the boundaries between inside and out – further enforcing a connection to nature and deep respect of place.
The powerful transformation of this house speaks to the splendour of the beautiful forest and mountains beyond.¬†The purity, simplicity, warmth, intimacy, and rustic charm of the new design beckons one throughout the year as the seasons change in this wondrous setting.