Situated on the south side of the Camelback Mountain in the Arcadia district of Phoenix, lies this compact sustainable residential addition project. This original house is ranch style, 1800 sq.ft single storey, built in the 1950s out of nicely proportioned concrete masonry unit and shingle roof with a carport.
The clients approached us with a need to add a master bathroom, patio and enclosing the carport and making the house more sustainable by harvesting the natural rain water, desert landscaping and using solar energy.

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Rooftop deck above master bath

New patio that floats and allows hot air to escape. Roof gutters harvest rainwater

New master bath cuboid extension with CMU block.

Low window brings daylight inside the shower thru a frosted glass bench

Fabric 'eye brow' to the front yard blocks low summer sun.

Hot rolled steel spiral staircase juxtaposed against CMU block with glass inserts.

Front elevation of the house with fabric 'eye brow' and landscaped yard

Front yard

work bench with skylight and slotted glass inserts in masonry

show bench that glows with the sunlight and diminishes as the sun traverses westward.

Custom vanity

New patio that floats and allows hot air to escape. Roof gutters harvest rainwater

Garage work bench with skylight

Doggie door at water closet

shower bench glowing at its lowest intensity before sunset

shower bench comes to life on solar lights after sunset

New patio that floats and allows hot air to escape. Roof gutters harvest rainwater

rainwater harvesting gutter detail

Architect
Landscape Design
Builder
  • Stephan Mackos
Photographer

Overview

Bedrooms
  • 3
  • Full Baths
  • 2
  • Style
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 1950
  • Square Feet
  • 1800
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