Connection, by Monacelli


Connection, by Monacelli

CCY Architects—one of the Rocky Mountain region’s leading architecture studios—is widely recognized for its award-winning work throughout the region and across the U.S. In an exploration of ten recent projects situated throughout the Rocky Mountain West, Connection: CCY Architects reveals the Colorado-based firm’s approach to its work, sharing the discoveries and opportunities that emerge with each project. From an internal, experiential perspective, to integration within particular environments, the pages within this book spotlight the firm’s five decades of collective understanding and continued curiosity.

Connection presents ten residences that demonstrate CCY Architect’s approach to design. Rooted to place and inspired by natural environments, the site-specific designs connect architecture with the environment. The book is illustrated with over 300 color photographs across ten award-winning residences. Diverse in scale, location, material, and form, each is designed in direct correlation with its environmental context. From remote stretches of nature, to the neighborhoods of Aspen, each site prompts new design responses. One notable project—the “Victorian Music Box”—is part-residence, part-performance space, reflecting the clients’ interest in classical music, using aluminum to create a perforated exterior with a pattern derived from Chopin’s Nocturne in E-Flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2.

The monograph opens with a thoughtful foreword by University of Colorado professor, Rick Sommerfeld, and an introduction by CCY principal, John Cottle. The project presentations are accompanied by two essays—one that delves into the firm’s exploratory process, and the other illustrating the connections that architecture can inspire.

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