Residential Design

Vol. 3, 2017

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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D AB Above: Deep cantilevered overhangs shade windows and outdoor areas. Inside, a skylight runs the length of the house, casting shadows through the Glulam beams. Left and below left: All cabinetry in the house is custom rift-sawn oak given a natural finish; oak floors and Glulam beams are stained dark. cope with the very extreme temperature swings—absorbing the heat during the day and releasing it at night when the tempera- ture drops. We ended up deploying that quite a bit." The local tradition of adobe construction accomplishes the same thing, but for this house, Scott and builder John Wolf, of Wolf Corp., used insulated concrete forms with a stucco finish and a slab-on-grade foundation. At 7,200 feet and higher, the sun is scaldingly strong and natural shade is hard to come by. Scott kept this in mind in the design phase, coming up with a series of deep overhangs to cool the interiors and protect exterior entertaining space. "In Santa Fe, 'portales,' or porches, are used to create shade," he explains. "We have 12-foot cantilevered overhangs to shade outdoor areas. There are not a lot of shade trees here because the hilltop gets scoured by wind. There's a shaded courtyard that's recessed. And we put three pear trees that will bloom and grow there, and provide some shade over time." Flat Top Despite the need for shade and winter's snow loads, flat roofs are the norm in Santa Fe construction. Scott looked no further than local tradition for how to engineer the roof system. "It's a spray- 66 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGAZINE.COM VOL. 3, 2017

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