noa* creates Colorado Villa holiday home amidst the Rocky Mountains

The original design is transformed in a set of sophisticated private and communal spaces

by Séan Thurgood 18 November 2022

The designers wanted to reimagine this style for the 600 sq m property and combine it with a more complex interplay of volumes. Typically, the A-frame features pitched roofs that replace the wall and provide ideal weather protection, especially in snowier regions. 

We have implemented the clear geometry and outward openness typical of the A-frame,but at the same time, we have accommodated smaller, unexpected, but still very comfortable spaces within the larger volume. It's a space concept similar to a matryoshka system.

Andreas Profanter, partner and project leader, noa*

The end result is a 30m long triangular prism which is intersected at several points by volumes of the same geometry. The articulated structure is perceived as a single body, however it creates a completely independent private villa for each of the groups that are using the space.

The entrance door leads to a stairwell which can access the basement, the client couple’s private villa, and the family villa with a large communal living area. The ground floor features a living room, kitchen with cooking island and two offices which overlook an inner courtyard. The upper floor boasts five bedrooms and an attic play area that is directly accessible from the parents’ rooms. 


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