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The Desert House

This desert house is designed to blend into and replicate the surrounding environment through its materiality and form. It is built directly against and into a surrounding rock in a desert landscape. Beginning by simply overlapping two squares in plan and elongating them, spaces are formed in coherence with the rock. Adjacent rocks activate natural features as furniture, walls, and sculptural elements within the house. On the exterior mosaic tiles and expansive glass looking out over the landscape are shaded by a series of angular copper roofs pierced with clerestory windows.