Project in Detail
Scholl 2 Residence
ASPEN, United States of America
Studio B Architects, ASPEN, United States of America
Michael Brands and Ross Kribbs - Aspen Architectural Photography
The Scholl Residence expands on the ‘Case Study’ series of the 1950’s. The steep site possessed challenges with its drainage, topography, small footprint, easements and was required to address very restrictive neighborhood design review standards. Contextually, the neighborhood was constructed in the 1960’s and surrounding residents were quite resistant to the architectural direction. Although the neighborhood is one of transition, this was the greatest challenge in realizing the project.
The clients dwell between Miami and Aspen and are avid collectors of videography and photography. They requested a plan and an architecture that would exhibit their expanding and revolving collection. The exterior is composed of custom zinc panels, sand-blasted concrete, aluminum window/door glazing system and tempered glass railings. The interiors consist of darkened oak flooring, cantilevered pickled oak stairs and floors, European engineered cabinetry, Carerra marble, porcelain tile shower enclosures and integral plaster walls and ceilings. The architecture is reduced to its essence and is calculated and sober in its detailing. Resolution and clarity of plan and elevation were reduced to the lowest denominator.
The lower level is completely below grade and houses the formal gallery space, large wine cellar and provides two guest suites with an attached massage room. The entry level offers the client’s office, a guest bedroom, laundry/mudroom area and the garage. The upper level contains the living, dining, kitchen, master suite and opens to the balcony and private garden with access to the roof view terrace via a cantilevered steel stair. A small dumbwaiter shuttles wine from cellar to rooftop.
The landscape architecture follows suit to the architectural lead with the 530 square meter project requiring 18 months to construct. It was completed in December of 2007.
Studio B Architects
United States of America