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Emigration House in Salt Lake City
Utah House: Contemporary Rural Home in USA – design by Steven Christensen Architecture
Design: Steven Christensen Architecture
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Emigration House, a project by Steven Christensen Architecture of Santa Monica, California, has received a Special Mention distinction at the Architizer A+ Awards. The Architizer A+Awards received entries from over 100 countries, and its winners represent the best of architecture and design worldwide.
The jury included such industry luminaries as Denise Scott Brown, Bjarke Ingels and Tom Kundig, as well as personalities from outside of architecture such as Tony Hsieh (CEO, Zappos), Yves Behar (Fuseproject), John Edelman (CEO, Design Within Reach), Cameron Sinclair (Architecture for Humanity) and Barry Bergdoll (MoMA). Special Mention awards were given to the top 15 percent of entries in each category, and other firms to receive the distinction include Morphosis, Neri&Hu, and OMA.
In addition to their recognition for Emigration House, Christensen’s office was awarded the Jury Prize in the Unbuilt Hospitality category for Liepaja Thermal Bath, a hotel and spa in Liepaja, Latvia, and Heptagon House, a guest house in Heceta Beach, Oregon. Winners were recognized at an awards gala on May 11th at the Highline Stages in New York City and will be featured in a forthcoming book by Phaidon Press.
Construction on the home is slated to begin June 2017.
The canon of architecture offers many significant examples of hillside houses cascading down toward a significant view. This project addresses an unusual site constraint, where the best view is over your shoulder.
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