David A. Gross AIA
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If you want to embody the social values of the “West ” through the language of design. . .

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Then, express these values through the selection of location, form and material.

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Values of the American West include independence and self-reliance, transience and mobility, and the exploitation of natural resouces, excercised today in the form of outdoor recreation.

Independence and self-reliance could be actualized through the choice of a remote location, using indigenous building materials, and utilizing sun and wind power for comfort.

Transience and mobility may be symbolized by the selection of lightweight, industrial materials recalling the days of dryland agriculture and boomtown mining discoveries.

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The pursuit of recreational experiences in the outdoors of the West can be reflected in the use of high-tech materials, fine-detailing and proximity access to recreational resources such as trails, rivers and skiing.

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2.1 Cultural Continuum

2.3 Abstraction of Form

2.4 Sense of Place

2.12 Living in Nature

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David A. Gross / 970-901-988 / 1631 Emerson Street 309, Denver CO 80218

Copyright David A Gross 2015