A transparent and changeable mountain house that opens and closes to allow you to experience every season - and every extreme climatic condition - in symbiosis with the landscape

In summer warm light, liquid colors and intense scents. In winter snow, the sharp and lashing air, extreme climatic conditions. In spring, the carefree nature: fresh, effervescent, in bloom. But it is precisely in this period, in autumn that the sensory apotheosis takes place.

Lit by the burnt and flaming colors of the most measured and reflective season, Teton House opens up from its warmth of refuge open in the woods to the splendor of the landscape that surrounds it. In symbiosis.

Designed by the American architecture firm Olson Kundig, Teton House is a mountain house embracing the extremely varied climate of Jackson Hole, in Wyoming, US town that fully experiences all four seasons.

If the split-cut oak, fir and walnut woods line welcoming interior spaces, stories and at the same time nuanced, the concept, which includes different degrees of transparency, allows the house to open and close in response to changing climatic conditions.

 

A direct involvement with the landscape

Teton House does not let itself be dominated by nature, on the contrary it embraces the extremely and difficultly varied climate of Jackson Hole, a place subject to extreme temperature fluctuations.

The residence allows for a relationship, a dialogue, a real direct involvement with the mountain landscape and the raw, sometimes adventurous lifestyle of the area, but it also has the ability to close when its inhabitants are away or when weather conditions are difficult, such as during snowstorms.

A shelter closed by crank pulleys

Flooded with warm natural light, the large glass wall-windows of the main level allow sweeping views of the mountains, the valley and the shades that warm (inflame) the autumn landscape.

When, on the other hand, especially in winter, a more attitude is needed ' introverted ' and protective, the external wooden shutters , with their essential design and at the same time ingenious, allow the inhabitants to close the house through a system of crank pulleys of ancient memory.

An independent cottage

To the west, independent from the main body of the villa, a small house has been created for guests. Inside there are a kitchenette, a combined living / bedroom space plus a bathroom. Comfortable in its intimate dimension and contained, it allows two people to stay in the property without having to open the main house.

An independent cottage

To the west, independent from the main body of the villa, a small house has been created for guests. Inside there are a kitchenette, a combined living / bedroom space plus a bathroom. Comfortable in its intimate dimension and contained, it allows two people to stay in the property without having to open the main house.

The other spaces of the house

A single bedroom is located on the main level, while the master suite and three other bedrooms are located on the upper level. The lower level houses a multimedia room, a wine storage room and a space for bicycles.

To furnish all the spaces of Teton House elements of furniture , mainly in wood , designed made to measure