The open design of means it needs to turn to new strategies in order to combat the harsh desert conditions while retaining its contemporary appeal. This was accomplished by Kevin B Howard Architects using a unique blend of traditional adobe walls and a series of wafer-thin overhangs!
With the world hotly debating issues like climate change carbon footprint and fight against global warming in Paris it is inevitable that more homes in future will go down the green path similar to one taken by this stylish Spanish home!
A cozy upper unit of an 80’s duplex building in the (interesting choice of name indeed!) combines brilliant architectural solutions with the vision of the homeowner to create a fascinating contemporary home.
Some of the materials from the original home were removed and reused in the form of unique weathered décor pieces and accent surfaces that celebrate the rich past of this beautiful row house.
Nestled in the arid landscape of the this contemporary residence aims to find that perfect balance between an inviting living environment and responsible architecture that takes into account the existing ecosystem.
At its core this is a home that explores the possibility of a modern home melting into the landscape around it and the beautiful adobe walls stand tall at the heart of this innovative approach.
The idea was to create a contemporary home for two sisters with two separate individual homes that blend into one even while giving both its occupants ample privacy. The floor plan created a cozy structure with wooden walls that offered two rooms a dining and a sitting room a bathroom a kitchen and a terrace for each of them to enjoy.