Aman 19

Lead DesignerMitch Blake
Project LinkView
Prize(s)Honorable Mention
Entry Description

A series of hipped roof pavilions cascade down the sloping site around a central “Zen like” courtyard to integrate this residence seamlessly in its environment. Each pavilion is linked by a sod roofed corridor that is opened to the central courtyard to create an outdoor-like experience as you move through the house. Each room has beautifully framed views that enhance the destination and uniqueness to each part of the house. A series of carefully placed portals invite the occupant to each wing of the house and create a sense of exploration as the goals at the end of each path reveal themselves.

Exquisitely detailed with natural materials, this residence creates certain majesty with a very intimate human scale while blurring the lines between interior and exterior space to give the occupant a direct yet comfortable experience with nature. The house is super insulated, has high performance glass, and a groundsource heat pump.

Bio

Ward + Blake Architects is a boutique architectural firm specializing in high end custom residential projects, multi-family residential, hospitality, resort, small commercial and educational facilities. Our process embraces the broader spectrum – we look beyond the immediate programmatic goals and site constraints toward greater overall goals and long-term solutions. Through strategies that respect both the built and bio-climatic environments, we connect people to a cohesive building project that enriches the existing conditions of the site and connects respectfully to nature.

Awards and Prize

2016 Honorable Mention for WPP Residence
International Design Awards - Conceptual Bldg./ Pro

2016 Honorable Mention for Brakke Residence
International Design Awards - New Residential Bldg./ Pro

2016 Honorable Mention for Aman 19
International Design Awards - New Residential Bldg./ Pro

2013 AIA Western Mountain Region Firm of the Year
Western Mountain Region/ American Institute of Architects

2013 Award of Citation for Children’s Learning Center
BSA Design Awards – Boston Society of Architects, AIA

2013 Merit Award for Villa di Famiglia Vita
Builders Choice & Custom Home Design Awards - Renovation

2012 Architect of the Year for Earthwall II Residence
International Design Awards - Architecture

2012 First Prize/ Gold for Earthwall II Residence
International Design Awards - New Residential Bldg./ Pro

2012 First Prize/ Gold for Villa Famiglia Vita
International Design Awards - Architecture Renovation

2012 Second Prize/ Silver for Children’s Learning Center
International Design Awards - Architecture Professional

2012 Top 10 Schools Shortlist for Children’s Learning Center
World Architecture Festival - Singapore

2012 Third Prize/ Bronze for PLC Residence
International Design Awards - Architect Conceptual Design

2011 Honorable Mention for Catskills Retreat
International Design Awards – Overall Contest

2011 Third Prize/ Bronze for Sharp Residence
International Design Awards - Architect Conceptual Design

2011 First Prize/ Gold for Catskills Retreat
International Design Awards - Architect Conceptual Design

2011 AIA Wyoming Firm of the Year

2011 Dream Home Awards / Villa di Famiglia Vita
Best Whole House Remodel - Silver Award

2011 Dream Home Awards / Yanke Residence
Best Conceptual Residential Design - Silver Award

2011 Dream Home Awards / Rominger Residence
Best Conceptual Residential Design - Silver

2011 Dream Home Awards / Sharp Residence
Best Conceptual Residential Design - Gold Award