Rocking Horse Hacienda

Originally part of a Spanish Colonial estate north of Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Rocking Horse Hacienda is a working organic farm with a collection of historic and more recent buildings. During renovation, traditional adobe and viga/latilla structures were preserved, with new construction providing active solar heating, high performance building envelope, heat recovery ventilation and water catchment. Recycled building materials were favored over virgin products. The pueblo revival aesthetic requested by the client respects local traditions and embraces the use of local materials: adobe, timber and mud plaster.

Construction is 95% complete with LEED silver certification pending.

architecture: Hugh MacPherson Driscoll, principal, Chord Architecture.