Four Eyes House from Coachella Valley, California was designed by Edward Ogosta Architecture for a family who wants to spend the weekend out of town, in the quiet desert of California. With a minimalist contemporary architecture, the project wasn’t focused on the planning of the house within a domestic functional program, but rather, the building was conceived as a tool to enhance some pleasures offered by events and natural phenomena that can be admired in the desert.
Four “sleeping towers” are oriented towards the four spatiotemporal natural events that can be viewed: sunrise in the east, the line of the mountain located in the south, city lights to the west and the stars that shine above during the night. Each tower contains a bedroom on the top floor, furnished only with a bed, from which you can admire one of the four views, the bedrooms have an opening to the respective panorama. These bedrooms have the same size and each family member can choose his sleeping place according to the desired view. Also, the access stairs to the bedrooms are customized for each tower as: ladders, spiral stair, switchback stair, or shallow-riser stair.
The common spaces from the ground floor connect the four towers and in the same time, they provide a strong connection with the surrounding landscape. Four Eyes House is a sanctuary of relaxation and tranquility that you can fully enjoy lying in an opening set high and opened towards the stars.