Residential Design

VOL1 2019

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

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We've developed a pedestrian path system and places to do things together, like fire pits. The paths crisscross under the bridges a bit like Snakes and Ladders, so people get to say hello—community through circulation. RD: You've developed four cabin types ranging from 1,291 square feet to 3,009 square feet, and are also designing a lodge. What are the go-to building materials in this location? BML: We spend a lot of time in Nova Scotia worrying about building envelopes because we have condensation problems and the highest weathering rate with 265 freeze/thaw cycles a year, so materials are torn apart by climate. When we got out to Utah, we realized that materials dry out rather than staying wet and rotting, which is a liberating thing. But it's really hard to build at 9,000 feet. The season is short, like in Canada, and it's difficult to get materials there. The desert doesn't have lumber to speak of—the vernacular was corrugated iron flown in from Europe. We're bringing cedar in from the Pacific Northwest. We try to be locavores, but it's not a religion. RD: What attracted you to the Powder Mountain development? BML: We started out thinking it was a place for privileged people, but you get there and realize that there's no Kool-Aid, no cult. It's public, not a closed community; many of the peo- ple who are there are impact investors with social agency on their mind. We're doing a house for clients who build schools in the nine poorest countries in the world, for families that make less than a dollar a day. Summit Powder Mountain is home base for the Summit Series, kind of like TED Talks. It is an intentional mixed-use community, and the founders are interested in all kinds of di- versity—gender, racial, religious, and price point, so that people who work there can afford to live there. In Jackson Hole, servers in restaurants have to come over a mountain pass from adjoining states because they can't afford to live in the area, and people die doing that. This is something the owners at Powder Mountain are very aware of and trying to solve. And they are determined to build on only a couple hundred of the 10,000 acres, ever—to create community/density and leave most of it alone. We identify with many of the things they're trying to do.—Cheryl Weber 15 VOL. 1, 2019 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM NEW Standard Installation Model 480 22 Gauge Aluminized Steel—Shown Painted Give the Dryer Some Space Today, you can place the dryer flush to the wall without crushing the exhaust hose or otherwise restricting airflow. Specify the Dryerbox for safer, roomier and more efficient homes. Room to Breathe ® 888-443-7937 FOR MORE INFO CIRCLE 8

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