The conceptual design process for the project started with an understanding of
the lifestyle and function of the home’s use, along with a thorough understanding

of the site, natural environment, and how it would affect the overall design.

The project began to take shape with simple geometry that explored forms and

plan layouts. This process led to diverse results, yet all the concepts remain

closely linked. Vignettes of light, shadow, sound, and texture contrast against

the tranquility of the natural environment. The earth tones and rich color palette

of native desert plants and trees will pop with raw beauty against the monolithic,

yet soothing exterior architecture.

The exterior materials explored in the design are meant to handle the harsh desert
environment by being durable, relevant, and having a true beautiful decay effect.

The foor plan is rooted in classic architectural layouts that then molded to ft the

specifc function of the program while maximizing site views and maintaining

central privacy.

The interior elements will explore softer materiality to compliment and contrast
the desert Brutalism of the exterior facade treatments. The use of indoor/outdoor

space and internal courtyards will create moments of refection, contemplation,

and serenity. The home effectively utilizes elements of shading, screening, natural

daylighting, and passive heating/cooling with air fow throughout the space.

Architectural vignettes curate external and internal scenes of the surrounding

environment that will evolve with time and create unique experiences that are

always different, but still feel like home.

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Interior Design
  • 5
  • Full Baths
  • 6
  • Partial Baths
  • 2
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern