Cabin Fever: Altis / Mammoth Mountain
Posted by Oak and Oar on
They definitely know how to do it big in Mammoth.
This gem, designed by Eric T. Fishburn, is located in the Sierra Mountain Range at 8,500 ft. Appropriate called Altis, after the sacred forest of trees that surround the Sanctuary of Zeus in Ancient Greece.
Altis is constructed of natural materials selected for their warmth, functionality and beauty while taking into account the ecological surroundings.
Designed with vast view points in mind Fishburn utilizes large Low-E glass to construct the south facade maximizing the view and natural sunlight. Probably not a bad view from the kitchen, dining and living areas which all overlook the Long Valley Caldera and White Mountains.
Though I don’t know much about architecture aside from what appeals to my eye, Altis achieve LEED Gold Certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Accomplished by implementing Energy Star Appliances, Modular frame construction, Low VOC compliant construction and interior, low flow plumbing fixtures, high efficiency lighting, FSC certified hardwood, locally sourced materials, high recovery ventilation system, high performance insulated glass and high performance radiant hydronic heating.
I guess I will just wait for the invite.
(via. Eric T. Fishburn)