Gallop Parker House
Eldorado Canyon, Colorado

Logan Wiggins House
Boulder, CO

Movement Climbing and
Boulder, CO

Next West House
Boulder, Colorado

Wild Sage Cohousing
Boulder, Colorado

Gallop Parker House
Eldorado, Colorado

Located on a pristine acre graced with lush willows, mature cottonwoods and long mountain views the Gallop Parker residence resembles a quartet of identical attached dwellings. The iconic form of a triangle over a rectangle with its repeating roofline provided the perfect shape for solar thermal panels for hot water and photovoltaic cells to supply electricity .

From inception Jamie Logan did as many things as possible to lower the building’s energy consumption—a concept referred to as “reducing the load.” Among the energy saving strategies: high levels of insulation, high-quality windows and structural insulated panels (SIPS) for the majority of the framing. Unlike typical stud-wall construction, in which thermal bridges allow heat to escape, SIPS create a dense, uniform and continuous thermal barrier.

Each of the four 1,000 square foot pods houses a separate function. The garage and office located at one end; the kitchen located behind the entry is next, followed by the living room. The bedroom wing fills the final section at the other end. Inside and out, materials were selected for their good looks and longevity. On the exterior, the structural wing walls are clad in brick, while the creek and street faces are covered with ipe, a Brazilian hardwood. The trellises are recycled composite deck material made from sawdust and plastic garbage bags.

Inside, the soft-maple kitchen and bathroom cabinets are fashioned from local trees cut by an area sawmill and the wall-to-wall bookcases that line the central hallway are concrete forms salvaged from a downtown excavation project.

Referencing the original concept of a simple geometric house with light pouring in from the top, Logan incorporated a series of clerestory windows into the roofline and constructed a ceiling screen from recycled pine that allows natural light to filter through. Color-balanced fluorescents placed in the overhead grid create a pleasing glow at night.

Design team: Jamie Logan, Sarah Marvez
Landscape Design: K. Dakin Design
General Contractor: Sugarloaf Building Co.


  Logan Wiggins House             > PROJECT DESCRIPTION    
  home   contact   history