The chilly air and perfect snowboarding/ skiing weather has got me thinking about designer lodges, particularly the stellar lodges by Architect Michael Upwall. Born in Utah, Michael understands the temperments and overall glory of beautiful Utah, where he designed this ultimate skiers haven.
Michael Upwall has a phenomenal ability to imagine and create beautiful homes that seem to spring up their respective locations. Decked out in thicks beams of wood, and clad in natural stone, these homes are certainly substantial. This particular home has access to a ski resort.
See the incredible attention to detail? I wish I could see the architectural drawings for this entrance alone. It is very welcoming don’t you think?
His exteriors are great, and so are the interiors. Look at the large scale used in both the furnishings and oversized pillars. The staggered windows emphasize the arching ceiling line.
What is not to love about these sweeping open stairs? Did I mention Michael’s philosophy has strong influences from the American Craftsman Movement; the same as Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs?
Speaking of stairs, the glass plated spindles and scrolling wood railing spool down effortlessly. Did you notice the rock climbing wall to the left?
This home looks European, like it has rested on the Aspen slopes for decades.
Michael Upwall also excels at contemporary design as well, this uber chic lodge has a fun play of glass and steel added into the mix.
With strong design skill and the perfect finishing touches, Upwall is definitely an architect to watch.