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Designer Picks: Stephen Dynia

Stephen Dynia Architects

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Our goal is to design houses that exceed the needs and desires of families living in Wyoming in the 21st century—unique architecture that is timeless, yet of its time and place.

Stephen Dynia

 

Inspiration

Inspiration
The purest form of inspiration in making buildings and spaces is phenomena found in nature. The fluid characteristic of light, form and texture in the landscape at all scales, coupled with dramatic seasonal transitions, leads to the design of living environments that possess ethereal qualities.

Context

Context
So, too, do the simple utility and patina of native structures in this landscape serve as inspiration. These purposeful constructions—barns, snow fences, primitive shelter and the like—were created from available materials to serve real needs of human settlement in this harsh environment. They are evidence of the interaction of buildings and nature.

Architecture

Architecture
Within the poetry of nature, and the inherent honesty of these indigenous structures, are lessons that serve as inspiration for the design of houses and the spaces within and around them. These universal architectural principles—along with the occasional glance at great sculpture, such as the Richard Serra work above—are ingredients for the creative process of design.