Park City Modern Residence by Sparano+ Mooney Architecture

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Location: Park City, Utah, USA

Year: 2016



Architects: Sparano + Mooney Architecture

Interior Design: Julie Chahine

Builder: North Ridge Construction

Photographer: Scot Zimmerman, Sparano + Mooney Architecture


Located in a mountain setting with views of Park City Mountain Resort, the Utah Winter Olympic Park and the Glenwild Golf Course, the design approach to this mountain modern home sought to imbed the architecture into its site.  The residential program elements step up with the site topography from the public areas of the home, the entry and the great room, to the most private zone, the master suite.

Exterior materials are both rough and refined: a highly textured board-formed concrete wall is capped with smooth wood panels and glazed surfaces above. These materials reference the highly textured scrub oak prevalent at the site under an expansive western sky. The vegetated rooftop incorporates native plant materials and will mirror the surrounding landscape each season: from the snow in winter to green in the spring to muted brown and yellow tones of late summer.

The house celebrates Utah’s brilliant light and raw beauty as nature provided the architectural inspiration.  The siting maximizes its passive solar orientation bringing light deep into the house in the winter and shading the living spaces through well-considered overhangs in the summer.  Outdoor living spaces are integrated adjacent to the master suite and great room and a rooftop deck that overlooks a nearby golf course.  The LEED Gold home incorporates renewable energy with a ground-source heat pump and high performance, energy efficient building systems.

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Sparano + Mooney Architecture is a leading design firm based in the American West offering sustainable, contemporary architecture to clients who care deeply about design from offices in Los Angeles, California, and Salt Lake City, Utah. The firm will celebrate twenty years of design leadership in 2017 and throughout its history has consistently cultivated a culture of excellence in design and client service as core values. The firm draws inspiration from the rich and timeless modern traditions in architecture, and creates warm and inviting environments that respond to contemporary conditions. Comprehensive architectural design and project planning services are provided to civic, municipal, institutional and private clients. Exceptional architectural solutions are developed for these clients through a balance of aesthetic and technical innovation delivered through an effective project management process. Sparano + Mooney Architecture’s award-winning work has been widely recognized, and has been featured in exhibitions and publications around the world. Recent publications include A+U (Tokyo), Bauwelt (Berlin), World Architecture (London), Dwell (USA), Hinge (Hong Kong) and L’Arca (Milan). The practice uses a research-based conceptual design approach, developing architecture that reflects an area of study unique to each client’s vision while carefully considering the site, program, cultural and community contexts. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited team of architects is committed to providing energy efficient and environmentally responsible green design solutions.

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