Desert Utopia

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January 17, 2009
With this elegant steel prototype, Marmol Radziner and Associates launch a new prefab venture with the goal of bringing their modern design sensibilities to a broader market. Read Full Article
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  Leo Marmol and Alisa Becket enjoy one of their home’s many outdoor spaces.  Photo by: Daniel Hennessy
    Leo Marmol and Alisa Becket enjoy one of their home’s many outdoor spaces.

    Photo by: Daniel Hennessy

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  Groupings of succulents accent the home’s entry path and pool area.  Photo by: Daniel Hennessy
    Groupings of succulents accent the home’s entry path and pool area.

    Photo by: Daniel Hennessy

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  Marmol and Becket with their daughter, Emilia. The intersecting modules were designed to frame a range of spectacular desert vistas.  Photo by: Daniel Hennessy
    Marmol and Becket with their daughter, Emilia. The intersecting modules were designed to frame a range of spectacular desert vistas.

    Photo by: Daniel Hennessy

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  After months of arduous design and construction, Marmol and Becket are thrilled to escape Los Angeles for their idyllic desert retreat.  Photo by: Daniel Hennessy
    After months of arduous design and construction, Marmol and Becket are thrilled to escape Los Angeles for their idyllic desert retreat.

    Photo by: Daniel Hennessy

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  Ocotillo was placed in key areas as a great structural focal point.  Photo by: Daniel Hennessy
    Ocotillo was placed in key areas as a great structural focal point.

    Photo by: Daniel Hennessy

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  Plants found in the surrounding landscape were used to obscure the lines between designed and natural worlds.  Photo by: Daniel Hennessy
    Plants found in the surrounding landscape were used to obscure the lines between designed and natural worlds.

    Photo by: Daniel Hennessy

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  The open living and dining plan is flooded with natural light. The wicker PK22 lounge chairs  are by Poul Kjaerholm for Fritz Hansen. The suspension lamp is by DePadova.  Photo by: Daniel Hennessy
    The open living and dining plan is flooded with natural light. The wicker PK22 lounge chairs are by Poul Kjaerholm for Fritz Hansen. The suspension lamp is by DePadova.

    Photo by: Daniel Hennessy

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  There are generously proportioned nine-foot-high ceilings throughout the Desert House. Marmol Radziner designed and built the outdoor table and benches from reclaimed Douglas fir.  Photo by: Daniel Hennessy
    There are generously proportioned nine-foot-high ceilings throughout the Desert House. Marmol Radziner designed and built the outdoor table and benches from reclaimed Douglas fir.

    Photo by: Daniel Hennessy

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  The kitchen cabinetry, custom designed by the architects, is smooth brown teak. The faucet is by Hansgrohe, and the dishwasher is by Bosch.  Photo by: Daniel Hennessy
    The kitchen cabinetry, custom designed by the architects, is smooth brown teak. The faucet is by Hansgrohe, and the dishwasher is by Bosch.

    Photo by: Daniel Hennessy

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