Sundial House

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Location
  • Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Type
  • Modern
  • This project page was created by community member Specht Architects

    This ridgetop house in Santa Fe is organized around two perpendicular board-formed concrete walls. The walls are an element of continuity, linking interior and exterior spaces and the landscape beyond. A narrow skylight runs the entire 125’ length of one of the walls, casting changing shadows on the rough concrete over the span of the day.

    The front of the house is set deeply into the earth. You enter through a recessed courtyard and into a cool, private vestibule. An opening cut into one of the concrete walls then leads you into the main body of the house, where panoramic views of the Sangre de Christos mountains are revealed. Although there are large expanses of glass, they are all deeply shaded by cantilevered roof forms that create porches around the perimeter.


    The house enhances a feeling of connection to the site, both physically, and temporally, and provides a true sense of shelter.

    Sundial House, Backyard Exterior.

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    Sundial House, Bathroom.

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    Sundial House, Bedroom.

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    Sundial House, Hallway.

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    Sundial House, Living Room.

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    Sundial House, Entrance.

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    Sundial House, Front Exterior.

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    Sundial House, Front Exterior.

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    Sundial House, Exterior.

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    Sundial House, Living Room.

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    Sundial House, Living Room.

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    Sundial House, Kitchen.

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    Sundial House, Patio.

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    Sundial House, Patio.

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    Specht Architects is an innovative and creative firm with rigorous standards for modern design. Our team's work includes commercial, institutional and residential projects. The firm maintains offices in Austin, TX, and New York City.
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