Mountain Modern Meets Industrial in Durango
Built to admire incredible Rocky Mountain views, this steel-and-stone abode feels exposed in all the right ways
This mountain modern Durango home blends natural materials, lots of glass and industrial styles. At the center of the home, a curved roof element is supported by a minimal exposed-steel structure, which lifts the roof up to establish a hierarchy of volumes. The curved roof opens towards the views and light, and large windows and sliding doors fill in the spaces of the steel structure, providing a strong indoor-outdoor connection and creating dramatic views from every possible angle.
The steel structure, wood soffit, and stone elements are continuous from exterior to interior, further blurring the line between inside and outside. Generous steel-supported stone covered decks and patio areas invite you outside to experience the expansive views with large overhangs sheltering the outdoor living space from the summer sun and significant winter snow.
A refined industrial aesthetic of exposed structural and decorative steel elements—with exposed bolts, welds, and Corten steel panels—are blended with clean mountain modern detailing and a palette of natural materials. The architectural layout fans out into the landscape; stone veneer and rusted metal siding ground the home, while stepping roof forms break down its scale and integrate it into the surrounding mountains. Strategic lighting illuminates the exterior living spaces while being respectful of the nighttime mountain sky.
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Hans Berglund is the owner of Berglund Architects, an Edwards, Colorado-based firm that specializes in custom residential and commercial design for the mountain environment. View their profile or contact Hans at 970.926.4301.
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