The Ghost Wash House is located along the lower hillside on the north side of Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley, Arizona. The site is flanked by two desert washes that move storm water from the top of this urban mountain into the valley below.
Bill Timmerman photography
This small humble house sited on a south-facing desert slope extends a prominent flow of pinkish-red schist-shale into a simple elevated plinth that parallels the contours of the site, which run east-west. Hovering above the plinth is a large shade canopy that embodies the necessary sustenance for this shelter as a home.
Stoic on the exterior – but transcending an object in the landscape – Canyon Residence blurs the boundary between inside and out, imprinting the exterior environment onto the interior of the home: revealing life as a series of moments, vistas and reflections.
Located in Tucson’s Barrio Historico, this residence is a modern interpretation of the neighborhood’s traditional courtyard architecture. From the street, the house is anonymous, fitting into the Barrio context with façade proportions and door and window openings in keeping with neighborhood guidelines.
On an arid site with mountain views in Scottsdale, Arizona, Marmol Radziner designed a winter retreat to heighten awareness of the desert landscape. To the north of the home is Pinnacle Peak and to the south is the McDowell Mountain Range.
Aperture House is a beautiful home with an entire back wall of glass, fabulous Basalt natural stone floors, soaring wood beamed ceilings, a German Bulthaup kitchen with fabulous walnut cabinetry, a huge brushed stainless steel center island,