Collection by Arkin Tilt Architects

Eastern Sierra Residence

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Situated on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains overlooking the Carson River valley, this home is carefully designed to take advantage of the rugged beauty of its site.

A truth window shows the straw bale insulation of the main building structure.
Salvaged materials featured in this home include lumber from an airplane hanger, airplane wings, ore-cart tracks, and…
The photovoltaic trellis is supported on salvaged ore-cart track - connections to supports feature ore cart wheels…
The earth finish, slatted cement board siding, and metal roofing harmonizes with the landscape and take advantage of…
Careful shading, high insulation values and thermal mass keep the structures from over-heating in the summer, aided by…
Salvaged ore-cart wheels.
Expressive use of alternative construction techniques, solar technologies, salvaged materials and daylight provide…
Passive and active systems make the home virtually energy independent.
Working with the slope and orientation, the home is sited to take advantage of the dramatic views.
The horizontal blue-stained siding wraps to the interior core at the entry - translucent glass floor panels bring…
The courtyard is sheltered from the frequent winds coming off the Sierras as well as the harsh summer sun.
Strwa bale walls with a earth finish (using soil from the site) are punctured with windows that frame the ridge across…
The south-facing roof of the main living space peels up at the corner for passive solar gain and for dramatic view of…
Found glass was recycled into countertops for the kitchen.
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