Gallery: Rocky Mountain Bank Rocks Sustainable Features in Beautiful Ja...

Passive solar design and overhangs ensure year-round thermal comfort.

The bank occupies an oblique corner site in a very visible part of Jackson, Wyoming. Its bold and sweeping curvilinear form is accentuated by natural building materials such as stone and a latticed vertical “exoskeleton.” Organized around a central hearth, the building’s program prioritizes a powerful connection between the spectacular mountain landscape and the interior spaces.

Superior insulation ensures that the building doesn’t leak energy, while passive solar design and overhangs provide just enough solar gain to keep the interior comfortable during winter months without roasting the place during hotter summer days. Both daylighting and views are achieved with extensive glazing, and energy-efficient mechanical systems slash the building’s overall consumption.

+ Plan One Architects


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