Project Name: Desert wash
Practice: Kendle Design Collaborative
Firm Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Completion year: 2016
Gross Built up Area: 622 sqm
Project Location: Paradise Valley, Arizona
Lead Architects: Brent Kendle
Photo Credits: Michael woodallMore Specs
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Desert Wash is a unique modern home designed to celebrate nature and desert living. A home that turns an unwelcome obstacle for traditional residential design, a desert wash which periodically floods throughout the year, into a focal feature of natural beauty that delights and inspires a young energetic family, teaching life lessons everyday about living as one with nature.
Rammed earth walls, expansive glass and floating steel and wood clad roofs shelter a family in modern beauty and provide the perfect backdrop for their extensive collection of art and Asian artifacts. The video is a perfect example of how everyday living in the desert, amongst natures ever changing wonder, can be.
Desert wash uses the indigenous materials of the site to define the main living spaces. Rammed earth walls brings the earth to the interior. Welcoming one into the home and unifying it with nature simeltamously. Throughout the home you experience the site sensitivity of the project through its unique pallets and how the residence respects the natural qualities of the site. The home nestles its self into the earth while also respecting the natural topography of the site by spanning over the ancient wash.