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Residential Architecture

2018 Retrospective

We hope you enjoy this retrospective of on the boards projects from January through December of 2018. In these spaces, ordinary things will occur. A moment to read. A deep breath. A breath-taking view. A soul can breathe. A heart discovers. Life is lived. Unobstructed. Imagine someone reading. Contemplate a man Oblivious to his settings, and [...]

By |2019-05-20T15:58:45+00:00May 19th, 2019|Culture|

On the Boards: Case Study 45

Taking notes from the Mid-Century case study houses, Case Study 45 is located within the celebrated Desert Mountain Golf Club community of Scottsdale, Arizona. Forty-five refers to the grid shift between upper and main levels, an organizational design decision used to produce maximum heights, views, and a closely knit site relationship. The developed portion of [...]

By |2019-05-20T16:03:17+00:00May 19th, 2019|Culture|

On the Boards: Carved and Cast

Monterrey Mexico has claimed the name “city of the mountains” and the location of Carved and Cast does not disappoint. Set in the mountainous valley of the Sierra Madre Oriental, 360 degree views appoint the vistas from the site, a former pecan orchard. The owners relegated the homesite to a five acre parcel within the [...]

By |2019-05-20T16:00:18+00:00May 18th, 2019|Culture|

Desert Prairie

Located near the base of Scottsdale landmark Pinnacle Peak, the Desert Prairie is surrounded by distant peaks as well as boulder conservation easements. This 30,710 square foot site was unique in terrain and shape and was in close proximity to adjacent properties. These unique challenges initiated a truly unique piece [...]

By |2019-04-08T17:45:16+00:00February 4th, 2019|Collection|

The Sycamore

A fresh interpretation of the western farmhouse, The Sycamore, with its high pitch rooflines, custom interior trusses, and reclaimed hardwood floors offers irresistible modern warmth. The Sycamore // Streetscape When merging the past indigenous citrus farms with today’s modern aesthetic, the result is a celebration of the Western Farmhouse. The goal [...]

By |2019-04-08T17:56:38+00:00October 30th, 2018|Collection|

Outside In

Positioned near the base of iconic Camelback Mountain, “Outside In” is a modernist home celebrating the love of outdoor living Arizonans crave. The design inspiration was honoring early territorial architecture while applying modernist design principles. Dressed with undulating negra cantera stone, the massing elements of “Outside In” bring an artistic [...]

By |2019-05-20T16:05:41+00:00July 4th, 2018|Collection, Collection : Featured|

The Estate at Camelback Mountain

The inspiration for the Camelback Estate was the evolution of the white box. The design is a collection of boxlike forms stacked and eroded. The result is a modernist pavilion which allows for an intimate relationship with the local geological icon Camelback Mountain and a full aperture to the city lights of downtown [...]

By |2019-03-14T16:13:19+00:00February 17th, 2017|Collection|

The Desert Pavilion

The unique opportunity and challenge for this project was to enable the architecture to prioritize views. Set in breathtaking Paradise Valley between Mummy and Camelback mountains, two iconic landforms, this lot “has it all” regarding views. The challenge was answered with what we refer to as the desert pavilion. This highly penetrated piece [...]

By |2018-10-30T19:20:48+00:00February 17th, 2017|Collection|

Elegant Modern at Estancia

  The primary goal for this project was to craft a modernist derivation of pueblo architecture. Set into a heavily laden boulder hillside, the design also reflects the nature of the stacked boulder formations. The site, located near local landmark Pinnacle Peak, offered breathtaking views which were largely upward, making proximity an issue. [...]

By |2019-03-12T14:11:17+00:00March 20th, 2016|Collection|
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