This Telluride, Colorado home was designed by architecture firm Fernau + Hartman with an emphasis on sustainable construction and transition from interior to exterior. Sustainable elements include straw bale exterior walls, concrete floors for thermal mass, and carefully planned natural ventilation. Situated at the top of a hill, the home enjoys views of the surrounding forest, lagoon, and distant coastal range. Accordingly, exterior spaces became a primary design concern. On their website, the firm claims, “our goal was to design a building inextricable from its site, in which indoor and outdoor distinctions are so fluid as to become moot.” To achieve this fluidity, the architects employed a number of tactics including industrial garage doors separating living spaces from the outdoors, and usable exterior spaces around the entire perimeter of the home. Most notable, however, is the use of tracks and wheels that allows select beds to slide out onto exterior terraces. Perched in the highest reaches of the home, the beds allow residents to enjoy unprecedented views from the most comfortable spot in the house.
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Source: Desire to Inspire