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Modern concrete and glass desert home

This incredible project is on a site with fabulous mountain views of Paradise Valley, Arizona. Designed by architecture firm Chen + Suchart Studio, this 3,968 square foot (368.64 square meters) residence is comprised of a series of parallel sandblasted concrete block walls configured in a way that allows the landscape and the views to flow freely through the spaces. These walls orient the spaces to the undisturbed views of Pinnacle Peak, the McDowell Mountains, Four Peaks, and the Superstition Mountains, while controlled openings within the walls to capture characteristics of the immediate site and landscape, specific views of the mountains beyond, and the desert sky.

The garages and entry court are located on the first level. The majority of the project’s program is located on the main level at one elevation due to the clients age. Two other bedrooms are located at different elevations, and by means of the section, allow for privacy and a more distinct focus on the specific qualities of views and the desert landscape. Via

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A metal clad roof is situated between the concrete block walls and inflects to focus on specific views.

Photos: Bill Timmerman of Timmerman Photography

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