The house is resting on platforms made with the same earth of the surroundings that decline gently with the slope of the land. The compacted earth walls that seem to emerge from the sand between rocks and vegetation …
Overlooking the Las Vegas Valley and the surrounding Mojave Desert, Horizon House is designed to reflect the region’s natural topography by using rammed earth as the primary material.
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.
The signature feature of the Dancing Light Residence is its floating roof canopy, the underside of which is comprised of tectonic-like forms inspired by the local geology and monsoon cloud formations.
Arroyo House was originally envisioned as a “base-camp” for an active, yet nearly-retired couple. After recently relocating to the Las Vegas area, their love of all things outdoors convinced them to make their home in the tiny village of Blue Diamond, Nevada.
Architecture firm The Ranch Mine has designed a modern courtyard home in the American desert southwest on the site of a former parking lot.”Weave” was designed with two courtyards, a traditional private courtyard and a semi-public front courtyard.