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Fort 137 by Daniel Joseph Chenin



Fort 137 is an inspiring sustainable residence located in Las Vegas, Nevada, designed in 2021 by Daniel Joseph Chenin.

Description
Located along the western most point of the Las Vegas Valley, abutting untouched, federally protected land, the site bene?ts from unobstructed views of the Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area to its northwest and low-lying hills with trails up Spring Mountain along the southwest. The clients, a family of scientists and nature enthusiasts, sought an environmentally conscious home with a direct relationship to its site to function as a base camp for their active lifestyle.
In response, the residence is an open structure, organized into three layers, which radiate from a communal nucleus to a periphery of more intimate and private zones. The layout is designed to be compact and clustered, making the program readable as a series of connected rock masses emerging from the earth. Each volume is carefully placed to maximize views of the surrounding landscape, while mitigating the harsh effects of the desert sun and wind. The building pays homage to the old fort structures from the early settlement days of Las Vegas, which relied upon site-sourced materials along with tried-and-true techniques for building in an arid climate. Panoramic glass doors on the north and south facades extend the living space beyond the architectural perimeter while providing cross-ventilation and daylighting, along with expansive views. Deep, louver...
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