The Nevada Custom Residence designed by Daniel Joseph Chenin, Ltd. receives the Architizer A+ international design award
Daniel Joseph Chenin, Ltd. is delighted to announce that Fort 137, a bespoke residential project located within the Summit Club in Summerlin, has been recognized as one of the World’s Best Architecture and Interior Designs for 2022 by Architizer.
The annual Architizer A+Awards are the largest international awards program focused on promoting and celebrating the best design of the year across a wide range of disciplines and project categories. Each year, thousands of entries from more than 80 countries are reviewed by a panel of internationally renowned architecture and design leaders. The jury selects five finalists in each category, designating one as the winner of the jury prize. The finalists are then open to public voting to determine the People’s Choice Award winner.
“It was an incredible honor to be recognized as a finalist. The caliber of design and competition is extremely high. To see our work up against some of the best in the world, including architects and designers that I have admired throughout my career, is a great feeling. says cabinet director and namesake Daniel Chenin. “Our whole team is so passionate about the design and the work we do. Every element of every project is thoughtful and precise. To have this effort recognized at this level with a Jury Award and a People’s Choice Award is extraordinary, and I couldn’t be more proud of our team.
Built in 2021, Fort 137 represents the company’s unique approach that integrates architecture, landscaping, interior design, furnishings and fittings, including sourcing and styling. Daniel Joseph Chenin, Ltd. applies the same process and rigor used in the design of the hospitality spaces of the world’s most iconic luxury resorts to a range of project types and sizes including private residences, commercial offices and more. “Our design is experiential; it’s about how each space makes you feel. Sounds and smells. The way light and shadows move through a room, changing subtly depending on the season or time of day. proclaims Daniel.
Forté Specialty Contractors served as the general contractor and worked closely with the design team at Daniel Joseph Chenin, Ltd. to bring the award-winning design to life. “This house is like a Swiss watch. Every detail affects something else. Daniel’s drawings and instructions were incredibly precise. Some of his dimension requirements were 1/32 of an inch, and that’s unheard of in our industry. says Travis West, project manager for Forté Specialty Contractors.
Fort 137 was selected as the Jury’s Choice winner in the Private House XL category for all residential projects over 6,000 square feet and as the People’s Choice winner in the Residential Interiors category for projects over 3,000 square feet. squares as part of the 10th annual Architizer A+Awards program.
The A+Awards are just the latest in a string of accolades the project has won, including an American Institute of Architects (AIA) Citation Award in the ‘Built-Residential’ category in 2021 and an Award of Merit AIA 2018 in the “Unbuilt Design” category of the AIA Nevada Chapter, as well as the 2021 Silver Nugget Award for “Best Outdoor Living Space – Custom Home” by the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association. Fort 137 is also the subject of the latest book from Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers’ Masterpiece series which will be available in bookstores, online worldwide later this year and on the company’s website.
About the project
Fort 137 is located along the fringes of Nevada’s Las Vegas Valley with sweeping views of the Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area to the northwest and Spring Mountain to the southwest. Fort 137 is an environmentally conscious house made up of a series of connected rock masses rising out of the earth.
Organized into three layers that radiate from a common core, each volume has been carefully placed to maximize views of the surrounding untouched land, while controlling the harsh effects of sun, wind and light. The building pays homage to ancient fort structures found on the outskirts during the early settlement of Las Vegas, which relied on materials sourced from the site and time-tested techniques of construction in an arid climate.
Panoramic glass doors on the north and south facades extend the living space beyond the architectural perimeter while providing cross ventilation and natural lighting, as well as stunning views. Deep louvered roof overhangs help minimize heat gain by providing shade during the summer months while allowing natural light to enter the space during the winter.
The residence is comprised of carefully selected, robust, maintenance-free, long-life cycle local and regional building materials that will complement and evolve with the site as they age and acquire a patina over time, including steel weather resistant, hot rolled steel, engineered wood, site rocks and native vegetation.
About Daniel Joseph Chenin, Ltd.
Recognized as the 2021 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Nevada Firm of the Year, Daniel Joseph Chenin, Ltd. is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary design studio established in Las Vegas in 2014. Drawing on its experience creating luxury hospitality spaces for top tier international brands, the company focuses on providing key design on hand for a range of project types.
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