Safir Residence

DesignerTom Ward
Prize1st Place in Architecture Categories / New Residential Building
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Entry Description

The architecture is subservient to the viewsheds, and sets the tone for this project, situated on a flat parcel of land with magnificent mountain views,. The main views are captured by the North South alignment, as well as by an open plan. Large expanses of glass with deconstructed glass corners capture the panorama. The skewed plan of the dining area/ kitchen aligns with the views, and captures natural light by its orientation to the South. The siting of the guest house creates a semi courtyard at the front entry of the main house and the visitor experiences entry to both by traversing the drive which is set four feet below. This reduces the scale of the guest house garage and places most of the driveway below original grade to retain pristine views. Reclaimed wood and steel cladding reflect the functions of the plan to give rhythm to the façade.

About Designer

Ward + Blake Architects is a boutique architectural firm specializing in high end custom residential projects, multi-family residential, hospitality, resort, small commercial and educational facilities. Our process embraces the broader spectrum – we look beyond the immediate programmatic goals and site constraints toward greater overall goals and long-term solutions. Through strategies that respect both the built and bio-climatic environments, we connect people to a cohesive building project that enriches the existing conditions of the site and connects respectfully to nature.

Awards and Prize

2016 Honorable Mention for WPP Residence International Design Awards - Conceptual Bldg./ Pro 2016 Honorable Mention for Brakke Residence International Design Awards - New Residential Bldg./ Pro 2016 Honorable Mention for Aman 19 International Design Awards - New Residential Bldg./ Pro 2013 AIA Western Mountain Region Firm of the Year Western Mountain Region/ American Institute of Architects 2013 Award of Citation for Children’s Learning Center BSA Design Awards – Boston Society of Architects, AIA 2013 Merit Award for Villa di Famiglia Vita Builders Choice & Custom Home Design Awards - Renovation 2012 Architect of the Year for Earthwall II Residence International Design Awards - Architecture 2012 First Prize/ Gold for Earthwall II Residence International Design Awards - New Residential Bldg./ Pro 2012 First Prize/ Gold for Villa Famiglia Vita International Design Awards - Architecture Renovation 2012 Second Prize/ Silver for Children’s Learning Center International Design Awards - Architecture Professional 2012 Top 10 Schools Shortlist for Children’s Learning Center World Architecture Festival - Singapore 2012 Third Prize/ Bronze for PLC Residence International Design Awards - Architect Conceptual Design 2011 Honorable Mention for Catskills Retreat International Design Awards – Overall Contest 2011 Third Prize/ Bronze for Sharp Residence International Design Awards - Architect Conceptual Design 2011 First Prize/ Gold for Catskills Retreat International Design Awards - Architect Conceptual Design 2011 AIA Wyoming Firm of the Year 2011 Dream Home Awards / Villa di Famiglia Vita Best Whole House Remodel - Silver Award 2011 Dream Home Awards / Yanke Residence Best Conceptual Residential Design - Silver Award 2011 Dream Home Awards / Rominger Residence Best Conceptual Residential Design - Silver 2011 Dream Home Awards / Sharp Residence Best Conceptual Residential Design - Gold Award