Name: Wildcat Ridge Residence
Location: Aspen, Colorado | Western United States
Architect: Bartholomew Voorsanger
Photographs: Thomas Damgaard, Paul Bardagjy, Paul Warchol
Voorsanger Architects designed the The Wildcat Ridge Residence, located on a site at an elevation of 9,200 feet, in Aspen, Colorado, USA. Some words from the architects: Our normal preoccupation with not impacting the landscape reverted here to rehabilitating and reforesting the uprooted site. This was not a situation where capturing the landscape was the challenge but providing a major sustainable architecture in such a fragile but challenging environment.
The landscape itself is so dominant, spectacular, and immediate, with its alpine vistas on the horizon the design called for an architecture that moved the scale of the exterior into the interior. The design evolved by following the longitudinal parallel of the crest of the mountain, with the public rooms, study, and master bedroom oriented west toward dramatic views.