Futuristic House by Skylab

Built on the idea that a physical place can deepen the connection between friends, families and the natural world. Perched on the hillside, with panoramic views of Snowmass Mountain, the Owl Creek Residence was built on the idea that a physical place can deepen the connections between friends, families and the natural world. Initial site challenges and slope constraints were solved by anchoring the structures directly into the landforms.

Photo credit Robert Reck

Photo credit Robert Reck

At Owl Creek a single shared, stand-alone home was built for two families. Additionally, a collection of lodge-like communal areas are clustered together, creating a space that is both intimate and open.

Photo credit Jeremy Bittermann

Photo credit Jeremy Bittermann

Photo credit Jeremy Bittermann

Natural light was a constant consideration, with every effort made to minimize visual separation from the outdoors. This all-weather mountain retreat is designed for recharging social relationships and renewing connections to the rugged Rocky Mountain landscape.

Photo credit Stephen Miller

Photo credit Stephen Miller

Project Data

Location— Snowmass, CO, USA

Size— 4,200 sq ft.

Architects— Skylab

Contractor— Ridge Runner Construction Co. INC

Collaborators— Mountain Design Group, Artifex Landscape Architecture, Lighting Workshop, Ambient Automation, Studio Lambiotte Interior Design Furnishings


About Skylab

Established almost two decades ago in Portland, Oregon, Skylab is a band of makers — curious, industrious and experimental. As architects, designers, creators and entrepreneurs, Skylab works together across a wide range of landscapes and locations. Their designers are futurists, making today what they believe will inspire and connect people tomorrow. By exploring, curating and innovating, they are always looking ahead to create what may shape tomorrow. Skylab reveals the unseen for those willing to seek it.

Offering unique and customized services, Skylab’s greatest value is in their holistic approach to problem solving across the following disciplines and offerings: Architecture, Interior Design, Branded Environments, Planning.


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