Architecture shapes how we move through space, relate to others, see our surrounds. Style and sensibility have changed over the ages. Materials and the way they are put together is an expression of how we live, what we value, how we relate to the outside and our neighbors. How many people dwell there and how. Where are they going? What are they storing? Architecture is where ideas in the history of art meet nature and the archaeology of the present moment.
In going from general to specific, here are some general articles on architecture.
Architects specialize in various domains. Read about that here.
For the best of the best, check out this article on great architects and their masterpieces.
Here’s another great read on architecture.
At the level of your future house build, someone who knows the land and can imagine how form and function can meet to maximize the views, the desire to bring the outdoors in, or show off the special qualities of the locale.
So it may be a firm that knows the mountains and the valleys, or has designed for a similar domain and environment.
Notable styles for noticing in the Roaring Fork Valley include log cabins, and Victorian homes. Modern influences have been brought to bear on the landscape as well. Bauhaus in Aspen, for example.
Each of the firms below boasts amazing Aspen portfolios.
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