PARAISO ESCONDIDO

Aaron Bohrer, AIA   |   Archiscape

Based loosely on the writing of Gaston Bachelard “The Poetics of Space”, this LEED certified residence is designed to showcase a painting and glass sculpture collection while featuring the display of rare and exotic plants.  
 
Spaces are conceived as a series of art themed “pavilions” arranged to capture site vistas as well as natural light.  What evolved is a light filled main gallery/lounge created from the resulting space between pavilions.  A singular roof connects the pavilions, main entry, and lounge portal while giving the illusion a shade structure in the desert. 
 
The library/media room and master office occupy the central elliptical form.  Repeating circular and elliptical forms occur at the master bathroom and garage, namely due to the primacy of their position relative to the pool and main entry.  Located off the lounge space is a sunroom.  In this house, nature is omnipresent and included as part of the interior.  

 
 

Features

Santa Fe County, NM (Undisclosed location on request of the owner)
Completed in 2016
5,965 Gross square feet
SIP panels and roof trusses
Metal panel, stucco
Pool functioning as fire protection
Orchid room, sunroom
LEED certified