The Outpost

Paradise Valley, Arizona
  • Paradise Valley, Arizona
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Year
  • 2012
  • Square Feet
  • 4000
  • This project page was created by community member Jones Studio

    The site slopes in three directions; it is a desert knoll. Linear forms, assuming they are long enough, will inherently emphasize the shape of the landscape by contrasting a level parapet with the sloping topography. The home is a simple collection of rectangular pods linked by a covered exterior path. Each pod can be turned on or off – living, sleeping or working. This perspective on using energy only when needed is underscored with a 13.7 kW rooftop photovoltaic array.

    The program included a lap pool. This linear element finds directional purpose in its alignment with the 6 million year old Papago Peak six miles away and the center line of the main entry door!

    Who doesn’t relate to the old barn, the wood ruin? There is a beautiful honesty in relinquishing architecture to the uncompromising reality of nature. If the intentions are sincere the architecture will only get better.

    Posted By
    Jones Studio
    We.. Share a deep respect for the earth. Embody an agent to create a better place with every endeavor. Sincerely appreciate our client’s faith in us. Remember each new opportunity is a privilege. Joyfully embrace the process of discovering unique design solutions as varied and interesting as our clients. Find inspiration in traditions of the past, technological advances of tomorrow and craftsmanship binding them to the present. Bring professionalism and conviction to every size project. And we have sustained this attitude for more than 35 years!
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