Photographs: Raul Garcia, Derek SkalkoText description provided by the architects. Situated in the East End of Aspen, this small property, designed by Studio B Architects, is part of a Lot Split and was required to ‘respond’ to its immediate Historical Swiss-Style neighbor in its massing, proportions and materials.Save this picture!© Raul GarciaThe challenge was to pay homage to this ‘City of Aspen Historically Deemed’ neighboring house, while still creating an original concept that catered to a cleaner, modern gesture that fit the clients. The house is three levels with a floating stair linking them and also serves as a light shaft to the lower level with its open detailing and light.Save this picture!© Derek SkalkoSince the neighboring house is less than 15 feet away, as well as being surrounded by dense trees and other smaller structures; creating a sense of privacy and home while still allowing the spaces to be wide open to accept as much light and views as possible became a very important aspect of this design. One way that this was achieved was by maximizing deck space, but to have the solid railing dissipate and change in areas; so as to let the openness of the house breathe all the way through. Save this picture!© Raul GarciaThe public upper level is wrapped by a large walkway serving two decks and there is a spiral staircase from the rear deck that accesses the rooftop terrace.Save this picture!© Derek SkalkoProject gallerySee allShow lessUniversity of Pennsylvania School of Design 2011 Spring Lecture SeriesArticlesLas Torres De Cotillas Competition proposal / STL ArchitectsArticles Share Projects 2010 Wrap House / Studio B ArchitectsSave this projectSaveWrap House / Studio B Architects Wrap House / Studio B Architects Houses CopyAbout this officeStudio B ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAspenHousesUnited StatesPublished on March 07, 2011Cite: “Wrap House / Studio B Architects” 07 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.