axis mundi: cloud house
axis mundi: cloud house axis mundi: cloud house
apr 11, 2012
axis mundi: cloud house

‘cloud house’ by axis mundi, lizard head pass, colorado
all images courtesy of axis mundi

new york city-based practice axis mundi has designed the ‘cloud house’, a weekend residence positioned high upon the ridge
a plateau in lizard head pass, colorado. nestled within a grove of aspen trees, four oval pods are clustered side by side and oriented
at different angles to overlook strategic vantage points. the transparent and curved exterior spans from the ground to the flat white roof,
becoming nearly invisible during various times throughout the year.

separating the interior’s organization, each element contains a different room and openings to link them are placed where the
walls overlap each other. a porous and smooth circulation is generated between the entry, kitchen and dining area, study and bedroom.
two bathrooms are placed within the spaces, enclosed with round and solid partitions for privacy.

living room

view from the kitchen





aerial view of model

model within terrain


floor plan / level 0

view diagram

exploded axonometric

project info:

total area: 2200 sq. ft., 600 sq. ft. exterior deck
major materials: steel structure, curved architectural glass, anodized aluminum, epoxy flooring, and wood decking
design team: john beckmann, with jacob george
renderings: jacob george
diagrams and model: jacob george and jessica marvin

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