Xeros Effect

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January 19, 2009
Matthew Trzebiatowski matched an extreme aesthetic to an extreme climate, but his sustainable moves took a gentler approach. Read Full Article
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  The woven wire steel mesh presents a semi-transparent sheath to the interior.  Photo by: Gregg Segal
    The woven wire steel mesh presents a semi-transparent sheath to the interior.

    Photo by: Gregg Segal

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  Cold-rolled steel walls lend a bluish tint to the kitchen, which features cabinetry made of NAP, or North American plywood, which is a very dense plywood with a natural chocolate-colored finish.  Photo by: Gregg Segal
    Cold-rolled steel walls lend a bluish tint to the kitchen, which features cabinetry made of NAP, or North American plywood, which is a very dense plywood with a natural chocolate-colored finish.

    Photo by: Gregg Segal

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  The Trzebiatowskis’ bathroom retains the spirit of Arizona heat with its shocking magenta ceilings, floors, and walls. The vanity is anything but—opting for art instead of a mounted mirror—and is made from sanded and sealed oriented strand board (OSB), a waste material typically used in framing.  Photo by: Gregg Segal
    The Trzebiatowskis’ bathroom retains the spirit of Arizona heat with its shocking magenta ceilings, floors, and walls. The vanity is anything but—opting for art instead of a mounted mirror—and is made from sanded and sealed oriented strand board (OSB), a waste material typically used in framing.

    Photo by: Gregg Segal

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  In a portion of the living area, Le Corbusier’s LC2 chair is set alongside Pablo Pardo’s Elise lamp.  Photo by: Gregg Segal
    In a portion of the living area, Le Corbusier’s LC2 chair is set alongside Pablo Pardo’s Elise lamp.

    Photo by: Gregg Segal

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  The glass-enclosed master bedroom floats above the corrugated, oxidized steel exterior.  Photo by: Gregg Segal
    The glass-enclosed master bedroom floats above the corrugated, oxidized steel exterior.

    Photo by: Gregg Segal

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  The hallway leading to the sparsely furnished bedroom opens to a wall of glass, where the light reflects off the dark NAP board floors and walls. The lighter walls are thin-coat gypsum plaster with a beeswax coating.  Photo by: Gregg Segal
    The hallway leading to the sparsely furnished bedroom opens to a wall of glass, where the light reflects off the dark NAP board floors and walls. The lighter walls are thin-coat gypsum plaster with a beeswax coating.

    Photo by: Gregg Segal

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  The woven wire steel mesh used to cloak Xeros’s east façade stands in stark contrast to Phoenix’s blue sky and the palo brea planted along the street.  Photo by: Gregg Segal
    The woven wire steel mesh used to cloak Xeros’s east façade stands in stark contrast to Phoenix’s blue sky and the palo brea planted along the street.

    Photo by: Gregg Segal

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