Boettcher Studio & Residence
2006 ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY AWARD
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS
SAN FRANCISCO CHAPTER
An artist's studio and residence in Abiquiu, New Mexico. High desert, about 6,000 feet above sea level. The program called for a passive solar building consisting of a workshop and dwelling as a first phase, and a residence as a second.
The client - an artist whose work bridges a variety of media and contexts - states her predilections in an early letter: "Clearly passive solar, water conservation and other ecological concerns are on my mind, but so are simplicity, function, as well as an interest in incorporating traditional details, possibly in unexpected ways."