Monday, January 10, 2011

Santa Fe Retreat | Santa Fe, New Mexico | Overland Partners Architects

This private retreat serves as a prototype for a sustainable compound of structures and outdoor spaces that comfortably serve a broad array of uses. The retreat accommodates 14 guests for extended periods of time and has the capability and infrastructure necessary for hosting large charitable events and integrating office spaces and conference rooms for corporate needs as well as providing health and recreation activities.

A model of sustainable design, all materials are local and the architectural character is inspired by the historic culture of stone and adobe building materials while incorporating rainwater and greywater harvesting systems used to irrigate roof top gardens. Abundant use of natural light and building orientation to capture views and natural breezes reduces the need for mechanical and electrical systems........more

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