Collection by Erika Heet

Green Desert Prefabs


We've got desert modernism on our minds this week, so we're taking a closer look at our favorite energy-efficient prefabs that fend off solar gain in high style.

Solar panels catch the sun's energy; wide expanses of open doors and windows provide cross-ventilation; and strategic...
Marmol and Becket with their daughter, Emilia.
Desert Canopy House, the first net-zero energy house in Palm Springs. Photo courtesy Sander Architects.
The house rests just below the crest of a gently sloping hilltop and commands powerful views.
For all its hard environmental work, one of the most immediate of the Blue Sky Home’s pleasures is how it sits so...
Sage Design Studios transformed the developer-flattened landscape into a picturesque desert setting with naturalistic...