The interior of the home is as contemporary as the exterior is rustic. The eye-catching central feature is the dramatic, angled ceiling. Instead of echoing the form of the gabled roof, the shape has been inverted.
"The contiguous ceiling reaches down into the center of the open-plan space, much like a geometric form made from folded paper," says Dynia. "The ceiling does not quite meet the wall planes, which gives it a floating appearance an ethereal effect enhanced by lighting concealed within the small gap.
"The angles have a practical purpose, too. At one corner, the ceiling plane rises to accentuate views up the mountain to the ski slopes as if the house is inviting the landscape in. At the corner diagonally opposite, it rises to optimize natural light to the kitchen."
Hidden away in the large space above the ceiling are all the various high-tech systems and plant that keep the house running. For example, the boiler for the hydronic fluid that supplies the in-floor heating is located there.
"The floor is in stained concrete, a material favored by the owners, and the walls are mainly in unfinished concrete we gave this a more refined surface than the board-formed concrete on the exterior," says Dynia. "In a house with no internal supports and a floating ceiling, these concrete walls bear most of the structural load, allowing the generous expanses of windows."
A substantial cabinet form bisects the central open interior, with the living spaces on one side and a long, gallery-like passage on the other. The cabinet helps bring a human scale to the soaring, 14ft-high space.