Five Shadows: A Compound of Buildings to Accommodate An Extensive Residential Program

Located in Teton Village, WY, this project is developed with a vision of five connected symmetrical agrarian forms. Completed by CLB Architects in 2019, Five Shadows consists of a compound of buildings to accommodate an extensive residential program.

Design

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This project is located at the base of the Teton Mountain Range, sits on a prime site. It is elevated above neighbors, imparts a feeling of privacy, and also screens nearby buildings through strategic window placement and structural orientation.

 

Structure

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With minimal overhangs, this project is developed with a vision of five connected symmetrical agrarian forms that are reminiscent of a homesteader’s settlement. The peripheral volumes capitalize on privacy for a den and bedrooms while the public space can be found on the primary mass.

 

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There are three central forms in this project that are linked by glass connectors. Distinct and different outdoor experiences, a south-facing pool terrace, a west-facing courtyard, and the auto court at the entry can be defined thanks to the remaining two forms.

 

Materials

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With subtle steel detailing, the exteriors of the building are clad in stone. The interior spaces are beautified by a minimal palette of rift-sawn white oak and white plaster. The forms and materiality are simple, the result of rigorous geometries and alignments to the sequenced wood-plank.

Elegance comes from the layout of the multiple buildings while a sense of intimacy comes from the relationship between spaces. In this project, painstaking craftmanship, material consistency, and formal proportions are considered to enhance serenity, a profound connection, and also privacy inside.

 

Five Shadows Gallery

 

Photographer: Matthew Millman

Karin Hoover

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci
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