The Desert Wash Residence was built on a site that emphasizes its topographical feature. Located in Paradise Valley, Arizona, this modern desert home was developed by Kendle Design Collaborative. The architecture firm was able to see the unique architectural elements and exterior spaces that make the house even more standout in the desert area.
This project was considered as discrete rectilinear forms that tumble across the site. It is as if they were floated down the flooded wash just like driftwood in the spring’s Monsoon storm.
The Desert Wash Residence is divided into three primary building components that merge together along the wash and is physically connected with bridges, stone walls, and hovering roof forms. The oxidized steel privacy panels and rammed earth walls are bordering the property to create a secluded dwelling that rests lightly on the site.
To create a lightness and dramatic juxtaposition, the firm went with horizontal planes in soft gray metal edging that floats above walls of glass and earth. At the gap between the walls, light spills inward. Drifting roof planes animate ethereal shadows throughout the stone floor.