Cloud House Lizard Head Pass, Colorado by Axis Mundi

            <img src="" border="0" />This weekend retreat, nestled in a grove of aspens, embodies the words of Henri Poincar&eacute;: &ldquo;Ideas rose in clouds; I felt them collide until pairs interlocked, so to speak, making a stable combination.&rdquo; It directly challenges many of our ideas about home. Rather than a place offering the illusion of protection from the outside world through solid structure, its openness, light and reflectivity make it arguably more transparent than even Philip Johnson&rsquo;s iconic Glass House. Featuring a floorplan that is an abstract interpretation of a cumulus cloud, the home&rsquo;s five rotated, elliptically shaped glass pods approach invisibility at certain times of the year. Each pod serves a distinct programmatic function, though together they facilitate an easy and fluid flow accomplished by minimalist doors placed at the interstices where the pods meet. It functions as an ethereal meeting place between earth and sky.<br>

Architect: John Beckmann
Design Team: John Beckmann, Jacob George
Renderings: Catal…

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