Architecture students build community hall in Utah desert using repurposed materials

A large white canopy helps shade this building clad in hot-rolled steel, which was created by university students in a Colorado design-build programme that is known for its work in rugged settings. The project, called Confluence Hall, was designed and built in 19 weeks by a team of 27 graduate students from the Colorado Building

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“Canyon-like” roof tops Brooks + Scarpa’s Southern Utah Museum of Art

Californian studio Brooks + Scarpa has shaped the roof of this art museum in Utah to create deep valleys and a huge curved porch, as a reference to the sandstone formations of nearby canyons. Located in Cedar City, Brooks + Scarpa’s newly opened Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) forms part of the Southern Utah

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Imbue Design builds Red Hawk Residence in Utah around a courtyard

Utah firm Imbue Design has designed various outdoor living spaces, including a protected courtyard and a wrap-around deck, for a family home in Park City. The timber-clad Red Hawk Residence is built on a hillside, offering expansive views of the surrounding landscape. Measuring 4,500 square feet (418 square metres), the project comprises a main house

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Lloyd Architects builds community-oriented farmhouse in Utah

US firm Lloyd Architects has completed a new barn in Utah for a family that has been farming the same land since the 1800s (+ slideshow). The building is located on a three-acre (1.21-hectare) estate in the community of Pleasant Grove. It was passed down within the same family from the time it was first More

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Five of the best houses in Utah on Dezeen

It’s over to Utah for this week’s roundup in our series spotlighting residential architecture across the US. The top five from this western state include a house clad in weathered steel shingles and a spiritual retreat built with stone-filled gabion cages (+ slideshow). Navajo Micro Cabins by University of Colorado graduate students Graduate students of a Colorado More

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Sparano + Mooney clads Utah residence in hundreds of scale-like steel shingles

American firm Sparano + Mooney Architecture has covered a family home in Utah with hundreds of weathering steel plates to give the exterior a textured appearance (+ slideshow). Located just outside Salt Lake City, the two-level Emigration Canyon Residence was built for a young family with children. It is sited within a wooded mountain landscape More

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Gabion cages filled with volcanic stone support meditation platform at Utah spiritual retreat

An expansive terrace provides a meditation space at this weekend residence and spiritual retreat in the Utah desert, which US firm Imbue Design completed using stone-filled gabions for some of the external walls (+ slideshow). The home, named Buddhist Retreat, sits atop a rocky bluff overlooking Capitol Reef National Park. It is set within the rugged landscape More

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Architecture students create studio building in rural Utah using recycled materials

Students in a design-build programme at the University of Utah have completed a studio building on a remote campus in the desert where they live and work for part of the year (+ slideshow). Called Cedar Hall, the building is located in Bluff – a small Utah community of roughly 300 people. The town is home More

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University graduates design and build cabins on Navajo reservation in Utah

Graduate students of a Colorado university design-build programme have completed a pair of cabins on the Navajo reservation made of rusted steel and reclaimed barn wood (+ slideshow). The cabins were designed and constructed by architecture students and faculty in the Design Build BLUFF programme at the University of Colorado Denver, who worked in collaboration with […]

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Imbue Design completes a rusty steel dwelling in the Utah desert

This house in the Utah desert is covered in sheets of rusty Corten steel to match the colour of the earth, while its four glazed gables are designed to take in views of the mountainous landscape (+ slideshow). Salt Lake City studio Imbue Design designed the house, called High Desert Dwelling, for a plot on the outskirts of […]

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Anthony Gerace photographs Utah’s “completely empty” Box Elder County

Photo essay: intrigued about the American county that is home to Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty, photographer Anthony Gerace visited Box Elder in Utah, only to find a “total sense of abandonment” (+ slideshow). Named after a native tree, Box Elder County sits at the northern end of the Great Salt Lake. It boasts many points of […]
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Thomas Phifer’s United States Courthouse is covered in vertical sun shades

White vertical fins clad the glazed exterior of this Salt Lake City courthouse by Thomas Phifer and Partners, shading the interior from direct sunlight without restricting the views from inside (+ slideshow). New York-based Thomas Phifer and Partners designed the United States Courthouse for a city centre block that also accommodates the early 20th-century Federal Courthouse. Related story: 2015 AIA Institute […]
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