Location : Capitol Reef, Utah
Living Space : 2,550 Square Feet
Completion : 2015
General Contractor : Moosman Construction
Modern Desert Dwellings | Capitol Reef, UT
Tucked away in a remote desert location just outside of Capitol Reef National Park is a plot of land with some of the most impressive rock formations in the world. The owners of the property requested a design utilizing a small campus of structures detached, yet connected via landscape views, gathering spaces and varied lounging nooks.
Reflecting the vertically protruding rock megaliths, the sharp lines of the dwellings rise above the dry vegetation and twisted juniper trees. Like the native rock and trees, corrugated Corten panels and cedar siding naturally age to a self-protective patina baked on by extreme desert temperatures. Combined with a well sealed, highly insulated structure, the homes require minimal energy to operate.
Crafted by local contractors and artisans using local materials where possible, this collection of structures resonates with the land and place, which our clients now call home.