Blesso House

How to Reinvent the Log Cabin

Text by Matthias Hollwich

Status DESIGNED 2014

Location POWDER MOUNTAIN, EDEN, UT

Client BLESSO PROPERTIES

Size 3,000 SF

Scope SD-CA

Architect of Record BERTOLDI ARCHITECTS

Team: MATTHIAS HOLLWICH, AIA MARC KUSHNER, AIA BRAD ENGELSMAN, TIM AARSEN, EGBERT CHU, JAMIE ABREGO

Located an hour outside of Salt Lake City in a remote pocket of wilderness, the Blesso House creates a new prototype for ski resort development that unites the great outdoors with sustainable living. By combining passive and active sustainability techniques, the house is on track to achieve LEED Platinum status.

Wrapped in a high-performance double-pane glass facade, the Powder Mountain House combines solar thermal collectors, natural ventilation and a heat-exchange system into a compact, energy efficient package. The interior spaces are layered with locally-sourced renewable materials, upcycled finishes and 100% LED lighting. The wooden structure acts as a windbreak surrounding the house

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Blesso House was designed during Matthias Hollwich’s partnership at Hollwich Kushner Architecture DPC, where Matthias acted as principal and lead designer.