Safir Residence

Lead DesignerTom Ward
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Prize(s)1st Place in Architecture Categories / New Residential Building
Entry Description

The architecture is subservient to the viewsheds, and sets the tone for this project, situated on a flat parcel of land with magnificent mountain views,. The main views are captured by the North South alignment, as well as by an open plan. Large expanses of glass with deconstructed glass corners capture the panorama. The skewed plan of the dining area/ kitchen aligns with the views, and captures natural light by its orientation to the South. The siting of the guest house creates a semi courtyard at the front entry of the main house and the visitor experiences entry to both by traversing the drive which is set four feet below. This reduces the scale of the guest house garage and places most of the driveway below original grade to retain pristine views. Reclaimed wood and steel cladding reflect the functions of the plan to give rhythm to the façade.

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