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The great room opens to the pool deck with views and breezes from the south. The pool provides evaporative cooling of the interior space and courtyard. Photograph by Stetson Ybarra

Fort 137

Firm LocationLas Vegas, United States
CompanyDaniel Joseph Chenin, Ltd.
Lead ArchitectDaniel Joseph Chenin
Design TeamEric Weeks, Kevin Welch, Esther Chung, Jose Ruiz, Grace Ko, Alberto Sanchez, Debra Ackermann, Julie Nelson

Perched atop a rocky outcropping with views to surrounding canyons, Fort 137 was designed to achieve net-zero energy using passive and active strategies. The forms read as a series of connected rock masses emerging from the earth. Large, operable fenestrations on the north and south facades extend the living space beyond the architectural perimeter and provide cross-ventilation and daylighting, along with expansive views. Louvered roof overhangs minimize heat gain during summer months while allowing natural light to permeate in the winter. Thick stone clad walls regulate thermal transmission.