With distant views to the slopes of Park City Utah, the Tiedemann Residence is designed as a family vacation home in a multi seasonal resort community. Presented with strict guidelines within which to design, the building created reaches beyond the expected "mountain home" to realize what can be done when looked at from a different point of view.
Utilizing the natural slope of the site, the building steps up in a series of gentle levels to both maximize view and reinforce the building relationship to the earth. Working within design guidelines controlling both massing and materiality, the home is divided into three distinct volumes each stepping up the slope to create both view corridors and integration with the exterior gardens and patios. This planning of the building create a rambling mountain feel, yet still remain very clean and minimal.
Using natural woods, metals, and stone, the building creates a relationship to both the ground and sky. Clean, elegant lines are maintained through strict detailing and extension of interior materials to the exterior.
Reinforcing the ideas of a total designed environment, these ideas are brought to the interiors where furniture, finishes and accessories were selected for their materiality and texture relationships. The furnishings were selected to create a relaxed elegant environment while maintaining the scale and strength of the spaces. The tile, fabrics, woods and leathers where a directs reflection of both the site's native color and planting and materiality of the building.