Discover the Desert Courtyard House, a private residence designed by Wendell Burnette Architects in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona.
Here comes another outstanding architectural project for your inspiration. The team of Wendell Burnette Architects has completed this unique private home in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona. Located near the town of Scottsdale, the architectural concept of this unusual home is an ode to its harsh environment. Feel free and read more below.
A luxury home surrounded by the hostile environment of a desert.
It seems very contradictory but this luxurious home blends perfectly with its harsh environment. The structure was built using soil excavated from the site. The concrete and rammed earth walls fit perfectly to the desiccated, earthy surroundings. The roof was clad with weathered steel. When seen from above, the roof appears like a deep shadow in the landscape. As inconspicuous and almost hidden from the outside, as extraordinary and generous appears the house from the inside. A large courtyard forms the heart of the house.
All photographs have been taken by Bill Timmerman. Check out the images below or visit the website of Wendell Burnette Architects to see more of their work.
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