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Five of the best houses in Utah on Dezeen

It's over to Utah for this week's roundup in our series spotlighting residential architecture across the US. The top five from this western state include a house clad in weathered steel shingles and a spiritual retreat built with stone-filled gabion cages (+ slideshow).

Navajo Micro Cabins by University of Colorado graduate students


Graduate students of a Colorado university design-build programme have completed a pair of cabins on the Navajo reservation made of rusted steel and reclaimed barn wood. Find out more about Navajo Micro Cabins »

High Desert Dwelling by Imbue Design

High Desert Dwelling by Imbue Design

This house in the Utah desert is covered in sheets of rusty Corten steel to match the colour of the earth, while its four glazed gables are designed to take in views of the mountainous landscape. Find our more about High Desert Dwelling »

Emigration Canyon House by Sparano + Mooney Architecture


American firm Sparano + Mooney Architecture has covered a family home in Utah with hundreds of weathering steel plates to give the exterior a textured appearance. Find out more about Emigration Canyon House »

Nakai House by University of Colorado graduate students


Eight architecture students from the University of Colorado have designed and built a cabin in the desert for a Navajo woman that features an overhanging roof supported on thin steel columns. Find out more about Nakai House »

Buddhist Retreat by Imbue Design


An expansive terrace provides a meditation space at this weekend residence and spiritual retreat in the Utah desert, which US firm Imbue Design completed using stone-filled gabions for some of the external walls.Find out more about Buddhist Retreat »