2013 Winner - Lone Mountain Ranch House, Rural New Mexico

Rick Joy Architects, Tuscon, AZ

A solitary six bedroom family retreat on a 27,000-acre Wagu beef ranch in the high desert landscape of New Mexico, USA. A central wood living deck with thru-views divides the house. The Master bedroom and office suite is on the east and the guest bedroom wing to the West. The two forms are clad in dark stained wood in the shadows below the silver corrugated sheet-metal roof. A singular twisted hip roof with perimeter gutter channels water to water harvesting cisterns at the two opposing corner-points of the house. A secret roof deck for stargazing.

2013 Jury

Geoff Adams, UNM
Jennifer Garrett, UNM
David Heymann, UT Austin
Nancy Rottle, University of Washington
Les Wallach, Line and Space