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Keck Residence, Sun Valley, Idaho
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Because barns are the sole indigenous structures in the valley, two were built to meet historic zoning codes. They appear as if they were “found” on the site and reutilized by building a modern glass bridge to connect them. The two styles are the most minimal designs from each period: historic Shaker barns and a glass Bauhaus bridge, which spans the new creek and serves as the foyer. The two styles are carried into the interior: the rooms in the barns are traditional, and those in the bridge are modern. The house is nestled within an aspen grove, and its wood siding was stained to match their bark. Each wing has its own heating system to conserve energy, for one is rarely used and the other is occupied year around.