THROUGH THE USE OF INNOVATIVE BUILDING MATERIALS IN A TRADITIONAL FORM, THE NEST IS WELL SUITED TO ITS HARSH MOUNTAINTOP LOCATION, WHILE PAYING COMPLIMENT TO ITS SECLUDED SITE.
To minimize driving, a network of walking, biking, wintertime Nordic trails and a highly integrated
shuttle system will connect The Village to homesites, Nests, and other major on-mountain amenities.
The mountain homes will provide respite and solitude for residents at Summit Powder Mountain,
while The Village is the social epicenter. In The Village, resident artists will showcase and teach their
craft, and synchronistic connections and dynamic conversations will make Summit Powder Mountain
a place for lifelong friendships to thrive.
Building design at Summit Powder Mountain will preserve the pristine views and natural beauty
while creating an identifiable and cohesive modern mountain design aesthetic. “Modern mountain” is
intentionally open-ended in its definition. While designers and architects will adhere to specific site,
landscape, massing, and sustainability requirements, the architectural guidelines are considered an
ethos and to be applied with innovation and creativity.
Fenestration open to mountain views should be enhanced by building and site design. The land and
its magnificent panoramas shall remain the dominant design feature, and improvements are not to
detract from the site’s natural surroundings. Buildings should maintain a low profile and are to be
sited to minimize grading by following the natural undulation of the topography. Building masses and
articulation are to create shadow, texture, and patterns that help buildings recede into the landscape
rather than dominate it.
Building and landscape materials will be used that are natural in appearance and available locally or
regionally. All houses and landscape structures at Summit Eden are to be built of materials that appear
to have been taken from the site and/or nearby resources in order to reinforce the connection between
buildings and their natural surroundings.
Pre-fab mountain retreat.
Commenced 2014, To be completed in 2016
Rik Ekstrom, Darrick Borowski, Michael Kim, Sean Karns, Chaerim Shin, Tyler O’Rielley