A new book by Boyce Thompson explores domestic architecture in the era of climate change. Abramson Architects’ “Wyoming Residence” is featured along with other examples homes designed to withstand the growing threat of hurricanes, flooding, wildfires, landslides, and other natural disasters.
For the Wyoming Residence, the homeowner’s desire for an energy efficient vacation home requiring little maintenance dovetailed perfectly into the fire-safety requirements for Jackson Hole.
Based on the homes location in former “wildlands”, additional protections were needed to counteract wildfires which can reach peak temperatures within seconds. All of this was accomplished without sacrificing home’s aesthetics or its inhabitants’ views of the bucolic setting.