Colorado vacation home built of concrete and wood to better blend in

The Weigel Residence is located in Copper Mountain, Colorado and it’s a wonderful vacation home covering an area of 4,000 square feet. The house was a project by Substance Architecture and it was designed to offer two different types of experiences. There’s a series of private space which feel intimate and sheltered by the warm wood and there’s also a series of open spaces with expansive views of the Rocky Mountain.

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This combination of rough wood and concrete is very interesting. It captures the contrasts which define the site, the landscape and the house itself. The was also a lot of glass included in the design in order to open up the spaces and connects them to the outdoors and the beautiful views. The design and shape of the house seem to fit perfectly into this environment and they look very natural in this setting. There's also a very nice balance.

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The concrete base provides stability and durability while the wood gives a sense of coziness and warmth, a perfect balance of function and style. Keeping up with the style, the floor-to-ceiling glass walls allow the inhabitants to admire the scenery and to feel closer to nature and the wood makes them feel safe and cozy inside.