Oblio House by Edward Fitzgerald Architects

Oblio House by Edward Fitzgerald Architects

Architects: Edward Fitzgerald Architects
Location: Cedar Crest, New Mexico, USA
Year: 2009
Photo courtesy: Robert Reck
Description:

Oblio House in Cedar Crest, New Mexico is a study of intersection between circulation and topography. Built on a steep hill, the design organizes the house on two levels that step down the site to the main living spaces that open onto a terrace.

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Entrance is from the upper level, passing in between two walls acting as a curtain between two worlds. Once inside, circulation doubles back in the opposite direction revealing views of the private natural sanctuary and accessing the guest quarters, study loft and bathroom.

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The lower level is accessed by stairs that are aligned on axis with South Mountain. This axis intersects the orthogonal geometry of the lower living area. The lower level contains: open living / dining / kitchen area; utility and master bedroom suite. These areas open onto a terrace that steps down into the natural private landscape that surrounds the house.

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The house is constructed of polished concrete floors, insulated concrete forms (ICF), and recycled wood stud framing. Exterior finishes are stucco and rusted metal roof and wall panels.

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The house utilizes passive solar photovoltaic and hot water roof panels for electricity and in-floor heating. Rain water is collected into underground cisterns for landscape irrigation.

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