Collection by Diana Budds

Modern Phoenix: 5 Houses We Love in Arizona


“The uniqueness of the horizon and the desert light encouraged everybody to try something different,” says architect Will Bruder of Phoenix, Arizona, his adopted hometown. With that in mind, we take a tour through five of the most innovative modern houses in the city.

"We created a bosque of ironwood (Olneya tesota), one of our most cherished indigenous tree species,” Debra explains.
The front door is accessed by a 'floating' concrete bridge that bisects the two wings of the house.
To pave the way for their modernist intentions, DeBartolo Architects gave their clients (a community of Jesuits) copies...
The standing seam metal roof consists of steel panels coated with corrosion-resistant coating.
The glass-enclosed master bedroom floats above the corrugated, oxidized steel exterior.

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