Among the tenets of the mid-century modern movement in architecture was the idea of merging buildings with the surrounding environment, and 'Aspen House' takes that concept to its modern conclusion. The home, which was created by Aidlin Darling Design, focuses on being sustainably linked to the surrounding environment of Aspen, Colorado.
Aspen House commits itself to the surrounding environment through its creative use of space. Rather than creating a stark delimitation between interior and exterior, the home is shaped in such a way that it features exterior "rooms", as Aidlin Darling Design puts it. This gives the residents unimpeded views of the mountains while implicitly giving them a deeper respect for the ecosystem as it exists.
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