A project by hazelbaker rush, a firm run by Lecturer Darci Hazelbaker and her spouse/partner Dale Rush, was recently featured in a special "Materials" issue of DWELL magazine, currently on newsstands.
 
The Franklin Mountain House is perched above a small canyon with unobstructed views of downtown El Paso and Juarez. The severity of the lot's slope allows the three-story home to maintain a direct connection to the exterior at each level. Utilitarian spaces are located on the first level with the entertaining functions of the living, kitchen, and dining on the second, the bedrooms and family play areas on the third level. Often there are deer, rabbits and the local ring-tailed cat grazing at flora along the south patio. Each night as the sun begins to dip below the horizon the sky catches fire and the outdoor living room becomes the place to watch the sky fade from red to orange to deep indigo as the city lights of Juarez come on and illuminate the valley.
 
The house was completed in 2014 and won an AIA Honor Award in 2015.
Date: 
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 11:00am