The Altis IV residences is located on Mammoth Mountain in the Sierra Mountain Range at 8500 ft, in California. This place is the destination for people who come to play and absorb the beauty of the extreme alpine landscape. This residence designed by Eric T. Fishburn to provide a place to carry out the outdoor lifestyles that are drawn to this place by striving for minimal environmental impact and achieving LEED Gold certification. This building has clearly modern in form and detail but it still have warmth classic design executed on comfort yet modern design.
The Altis IV has generous delighting and vast views of the environment. From the south facade trough large Low-E glass, provide a a great views and enough sun. The top floor can be reached trough the front door. On this floor contains kitchen, dining and living areas which has an overlooking to the Long Valley Caldera and White Mountains. The interior use travertine and FSC certified Mahogany as the material, make it become a warm durable spaces that combat the effects of harsh winters. For the exterior, they use california clear heart cedar because its rich color, local sourcing, and its natural ability to deter termites and retard fire.
“A modular frame was custom designed for the project allowing its construction phase to be completed within the short summers while also benefiting the environment by reducing waste and materials. Low VOC interior paints, sealers and finish reduced indoor toxins and provided the desired natural finishes and textures. Hydronic radiant floor heating is installed in every room with individual thermostats creating the most comfortable method of heating while also being one of the most efficient.”
Notable environmental measures achieved:
– Energy Star Building Envelope
– Energy Star Appliances
– Modular frame construction
– Low VOC compliant construction and interior
– High efficacy lighting
– Low flow plumbing fixtures
– FSC certified hardwood
– Locally sourced materials
– Heat recovery ventilation
– High performance insulated glass assemblies
– High performance radiant hydronic heating
Photograps by Gaszton Gal