Canyon Edge House
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The narrow and steep wooded site off cuernavaca offered opportunities for tom hurt architects to explore how the ‘canyon edge house’ sits on the hillside, responds to the natural environment, and how it is approached by vehicle. a quiet ledge approximately 10 vertical feet below the road offered a natural place for the structure and permits soothing views through the canopies of the trees below to the bottom of a dry-creek canyon.
The sustainable dwelling includes active and passive solar-design, SIPS-panel roofs, and heat-reducing thermal mass retention walls. originally conceived as a speculative house, this three-bedroom, 2,200 square foot home was eventually constructed for a young couple, their pets, and their eclectic, busy lifestyles.