The Phoenix by Carney Logan Burke | Detached houses

In Greek mythology, a phoenix (Ancient Greek: φοῖνιξ phoinix; Latin: phoenix, phœnix, fenix) is a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn. Associated with the Sun, a phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor... The Phoenix is the rebirth of an Architects' family retreat destroyed by a forest fire.  Located in central Wyoming on a south facing slope within an aspen and pine forest, the original building was a classic log cabin with a gable roof. The cabin was constructed in the late 70's on a building pad scratched out of the slope within the floor of the forest. In 2013, human-caused fire swept through the southern slopes of Casper Mountain destroying the forest and 36 structures. The architect’s family retreat was lost. In 2016, the Phoenix rose on the site of the former cabin... In response to family patterns of use in the old building, the program for the Phoenix was re-considered. On a site with challenging accessibility, no e… continue