29 December 2017
By: Julie Carlson
“Chad Oppenheim of Miami firm Oppenheim Architecture took a 1971 Aspen ski chalet with period interiors (read: nightmare) and did the seemingly impossible: turned it into an of-the-moment eco-chic retreat with a distinctly Axel Vervoodt vibe.
Located in the enclave of Red Mountain in Aspen, Colorado, the ski chalet is ‘an homage to the Japanese sensibility of wabi-sabi,’ according to Oppenheim. ‘The house is clad in reclaimed regional wood, stone, and steel, with the intention of making a minimal impact on the natural resources and merge effortlessly with its surroundings of forest, stream, and mountain. Solar collectors provide needed energy for power and hot water, while extremely large operable panels of insulated glass blur the boundaries between inside and out.'”
Photo Credit: Laziz Hamani