DESERT:villa is a single family residence on an elevated site with spectacular views over the southwest mountains and across the valley to Las Vegas. The house provides a varied program while occupying as small a footprint as possible. As a contemporary formal expression, the house organizes large, shaded exterior spaces with open plan living, guest and sleeping areas. The massive, concrete “wrapper” folds and notches to form walls, floors and roof. The building is open to the expansive southern and western views, and more closed to the eastern neighbor, with punched openings along the long axis. It provides deep shade and efficient thermal mass by extending beyond the thin columns.

 

SITE: Henderson, NV / SIZE: 6000 sq. ft.

SCOPE: Design and Construction Oversight for new private residence, including Landscaping and Outdoor Living Spaces

DATE: 2015